I didn't want to hijack the thread where this idea was presented, but wanted to respond. Here is a partial quote and the link to the thread so it can be seen in context: http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=56773&page=2 I've heard this said repeatedly, as if it's common that women are doing the jobs of men in our churches. Some people even go so far as to say that women are doing these jobs because men won't. I'm wondering what these jobs are that women are doing in churches that are supposed to be the job of males. I'm not seeing it in our Baptist churches. I was in a church that had deaconesses, but that's a given role in the Word. I know there are some that differ theologically in their perception of men vs women and what they are scripturally allowed to do in church. That's about it though. Concerning what roles men and women have in church, just what are these jobs that these manly women are taking over? What are the jobs being refused because men are being feminized?