Baptist Womens Day??

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  1. Trapper

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    Our church (SBC) has a Baptist Women's Day, a woman is asked to speak and the choir is all women. Anyone else have this and what are your thoughts. Would your pastor support this?
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    When you say a woman is "asked to speak," do you mean as a testimony, or does she give the sermon?

    Personally, I don't have any problem with a woman testifying about the work of God in their life.
     
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    We have baptist mens' day, but not a women's day. I would like to get us started doing this though as a ministry to women now that we have a women's ministry. A woman would speak at the breakfast, and the choir all women, of course the pastor would still give the sermon, he would probably ask a few women to give a testimony of what God has done in their lives.
     
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    Man, EVERY DAY is women's day at our church! Always trying to get the men to do or say anything.

    :D [​IMG] :D
     
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    Seriously, is this a SBC thing? I've never heard of it in the ifb circles in which I operate?
     
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    No, it's not an SBC thing. There is during the year a Women's Missionary Union (WMU) recognition/focus Sunday. Perhaps that's what they're talking about.
     
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    I'm not sure if it's a SBC thing or not. This is my first church to pastor and I've been told they do this every year. Yes, a woman speaks and uses the Bible so I guess you can call it preaching or speaking. I just know I'm uncomfortable and wonder how many more Baptist churches do this.
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    Our Church is American Baptist and we have an active ABW (Am. Bapt. Women). As does our local association and State convention. Every year (I think it is in June, or July) we have a ABW Sunday, in which the women lead service, sing, usher, and a guest speaker (female) is invited to speak. Usually this is someone within the State ABW organization. This year it was the president of the WV ABW.
    To be honest, since I could never sit under a woman pastor, I do feel uncomfortable that Sunday. Probably just the way I was raised though.
     
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    Dear Bro.Trapper~ With all due respect, if it's women leading women, I see no problem; but if the women are leading with men present....better find your backbone! ;)
     
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    With all due respect? Don't say it if you don't mean it. "Better find your backbone" doesn't show any due respect.

    I do agree with you in principle, but be nice to Trapper. We'd better stay true to the teachings of the Word in this respect (and all others).
     
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    Oh no! Not the question of whether women can be permitted to speak or preach in church! We all seem to love this arguement. I see no problem with allowing a woman to speak or preach in church. (I know, I'm in the minority here). Since both sides of this arguement can be supported by scripture, and since no one has an infallable interpretation of scripture, I do not believe we have a perfect answer to this question. The Bible speaks of the prophetesses Miriam, Deborah, Huldah, and Anna. It seems to me this is a pretty clear statement that there were women preaching or prophesying.

    I don't belive God will mark your church or not bless your church based on the fact that one Sunday out of the year a woman is allowed to speak/preach/teach. In fact, it may be a nice welcome to some to hear from a different perspective.

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    It's not WMU, most churches have a men's day, so we are going to organize our chures first women's day. We will not have a woman speaker in worship, but only during the women's breakfast.
     
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    I called our associational missionary who is over three counties, well over 100 SBC churches, and he tells me Baptist Womens day is very popular. He says not all churches have women to speak, but many do. Overall he said it is a popular thing.
    I'm still not sure what I'll do.
    SIncerely,
    Trapper
     
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    Trapper, it depends on what you beleive scripture says about women preaching in the worship service. Stick to that. It doesn't matter what the other churches are doing, if you beleive it is worng then don't do it. As long as your convictions are soundly based on scripture stick to them no matter what, even complaints from the women in your church.
    We don't know any area SBC churches who ahve Baptist women's day, so anything we might do would be based on the men's day. Breakfast, and a women speaker at the breakfast since all it will be is women, some singing probably, and certainly prayer. We would arrange for an all women choir, (the men do this too), possibly a testimony, but no women preaching. Our pastor would still give his usual message.
     

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