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    We hold a moderate position on this issue, avoiding an extreme traditional view and an extreme egalitarian view. There are difficult passages for each position and there is a need for great humility and sensitivity.

    At this point, women at WoodsEdge are free to serve in any capacity except elder, senior pastor and weekend service speaker.

    If we simply rely on our reasoning, then women would, of course, be allowed to do anything a man could do. Women are equally capable, equally gifted. However, for the Jesus follower the Bible is our authority and we wrestle with the passages that address the issue.  (See 1 Timothy 2:8-15, 1 Corinthians 11:2-16; 14:34-35, Acts 2:17-21; 21:9, Romans 16:1-2, Galatians 3:28, Judges 4)