I have seen much on the reasons that women should not be pastors/elders in a church, and I understand that ... but what about committee heads/chairs? Would you follow the same scriptures as those for pastors/elders, or do you believe that women have (or can have) a place as a committee chairperson. To be honest, I have been named as the chairperson of our Missions Committee. There are 3 men and 2 women (including myself) on the committee. A couple weeks after accepting the position, I am now not so sure. Since the Missions Committee can (and presumably will) have a voice in the directional leadership of the overall church vision and service ... I'm wondering if it is appropriate for me to serve as this committee leader. I have received thoughts from two very good friends who have provided guidance to me in the past, and each had a different view. I would be interested in hearing what some of you may think. Note - while I might not post a lot, I do read what is posted. Thanks.