Dear Glenwood Church Family:
On September 18, 2016, we launched a congregational study on women’s roles in the worship assembly. The Task Force, Bible Study Team, and Prayer Team engaged in much thought, conversation, planning and prayer throughout our congregational discernment process. We conducted an intentional, structured, prayerful, and co-discerning process that focused on the question, "Does Scripture permit increased roles for women in the worship services of the church?" During the study phase of the process, we examined the various positions, biblical texts and interpretations that must be considered in an effort to determine a congregational response to this important and often sensitive subject.
On March 26, 2017, Roger McCown made an announcement on behalf of the Shepherds regarding the conclusion of the women's study. Watch the recording of the announcement and download the survey results handout that was distributed at the end of the service.
To our Glenwood family, thank you for engaging this study with a prayerful, listening, and loving presence. Our continued prayer is that we will love one another, encourage each other, and learn how to seek God’s will for us as a community of His people.
The following resources were made available to our members in their personal studies of this topic. They represent a variety of perspectives, and we hope they will provide more clarity as to why Christ-followers often approach this subject differently from one another.
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