Floyd McClung has reached out to the women God brought across his path and championed them in their callings. For more than 20 years, he and his wife, Sally, have discipled women who are now making a difference in the nations. Floyd contributed a chapter to The Black Swan Effect: A response to gender hierarchy in… Read More
5 activities women can do
There are a number of activities that have traditionally been limited to men. However, I find no scriptural warrant for not including women in them: Baptism: this is traditionally done by the pastor. When baptism is delayed so that it can be performed by a special person, it slows the growth of any disciple making… Read More
Some time ago, I watched a fascinating video by Lance Wallnau called Piercing the Veil. Here’s what I understand to be his basic concept. “Once you reach critical mass on a revelation, everyone gets access easily to what was once contested territory.” Up until recently, the idea of women co-laboring alongside men equally has been… Read More
Phoebe–a leader in the church
Phoebe is mentioned only once in the New Testament, but a large amount of information can be garnered from that one passage. I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a deacon in the church in Cenchrea. Welcome her in the Lord as one who is worthy of honor among God’s people. Help her… Read More
Men lead, women follow?
I recently had a conversation with a lady who all her life has been told by her church that her husband’s role is the only important one, and her job is to support him. After centuries of being taught that men lead, women follow, many women are content to be passive, waiting for someone else… Read More
God is at work across the nations, and I see many positive signs that he is at work here in the West too. Here’s a little of what I see going on currently (in no particular order of priority): People understand the importance of listening to God and doing what he says. The prayer movement… Read More
Some months ago I had the privilege of reading the manuscript of Neil Cole's latest book, "Journeys to Significance." I have found myself thinking back to it and applying its principles on numerous occasions since then. For a long time, I have prayed, "Lord, help me to finish life well." Too many Christians start their… Read More
What about elders and deacons?
The problem with words is that they change in meaning over the years. I would love for the word,"church," to never be used because the word itself conjures up a building with a spire, or a denomination, or a meeting. But the word is Scriptural, and we can learn to use it rightly. The same… Read More
If the primary metaphor for church in the New Testament is family, then the primary model for leadership of an individual house church is spiritual mothers and fathers. Healthy families need healthy parents. Parents care what happens to their kids. They are always looking out for their good. They love it when their kids succeed.… Read More
Who covers a simple/organic church?
Here's the idea: everyone needs covering–a kind of spiritual protection against the storms of life. If someone moves out from under covering, (as in leaving a particular church, or more specifically a particular leader), they somehow become vulnerable to demonic attack and are likely to end up with all kinds of problems. House churches are… Read More