Specific Silence – Exploring the Participation of Women in Church Meetings
This is written to help elders, church leaders and concerned believers –
In this short book (79 pages) I present a complementarian view for the participation of men and women in Church meetings in which both men and women may ‘pray and prophecy’ (including activities such as suggest a song, share a testimony, etc) and only suitable qualified men may teach the Word (which is different form ‘prophecy’) and engage in church leadership (be an elder). It is based on the Creation Order principle (derived from Genesis 1-3), and built on the four key Bible texts in the New Testament that help us to understand how the Creation Order principle should be expressed in church meetings: Acts 2, 1 Corinthians 11, 1 Corinthians 14, and 1 Timothy 2.
This book reflects my personal theological journey within the Brethren Movement context (that is my background and my main area of service), but its content, reasoning, methodology and suggested applications will be of interest to all Bible students, regardless of their theological tradition and background.