There is an IFB church which doesn't allow "mixed gender" bible studies. It seems the women get the short end of the stick. They don't get to bring their biblical knowledge to the table with men, ever. I imagine this church would feel the BB is a sin too. Here is the info: They have Sunday Services & Mid week "bible study" but it's not really a bible study. Pastor preaches whatever verses he chooses (no one knows ahead of time what the verses will be so they can't study on their own). It is "meat and potatoes" preaching directly from the word. So maybe that qualifies as a bible study since it is studying the Bible. My concern is the women do not get to interact in a real bible study unless it is with other women in a Women's Only Study. There is no opportunity to study the bible, and come back as a group of men and women to share different views. The women have their own bible study once a week, but they take alot of time off. Often, there is no Women's Bible Study. And it's not studying the bible directly, just listening to tapes and using a workbook which throws in a bible verse every few pages Is this common within Baptist Circles? Does anyone happen to know of scriptural support for this position?