We’re working on a fuller explanation but we want to say very plainly that we disagree with the idea of female pastors. Scripture has this to say in 1 Timothy 2:9-15,
A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.
While both men and women are gifted for discernment and service in the church, we believe that the office of pastor is limited to those only those men who meet the qualifications outlined in Scripture.