The qualifications for a Pastor are found in 1 Timothy chapter one. Pastors in America are being disqualified at unprecedented levels. That being said women are disqualified from leading a congregation. In other words, there is no Scripture support for women Pastors. And by women, I mean a biological female.
‘Moreover, he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.’
I Timothy 3:7
‘This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. ‘
I Timothy 3:1-6
The Village Church pastor Matt Chandler announced on Sunday that he had an inappropriate, online relationship with a woman and is taking an indefinite leave of absence from preaching and teaching. Read This Issue More Newsletters The relationship was not sexual or romantic, Chandler told his church, but the elders believed the frequent and familiar direct messages exchanged over Instagram were “unguarded and unwise” and “revealed something unhealthy in me.” Chandler said he agreed with their assessment and was grateful for the spiritual oversight. “We cannot be a church where anyone is above the Scriptures and above the high heavenly call into Christ Jesus,” Chandler said. “The Word of God holds me to a certain standard. And I fell short.” The Village Church is a large and influential Southern Baptist congregation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Chandler, 48, has been pastor since 2002 and president of the church-planting network […]
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