Gender EqualitY & Women in Ministry

Here at New Journey Church, we stand firm in our conviction that God is the one who calls and gifts people for ministry, both volunteer and vocational. We believe men and women can answer that calling to serve based on their experiences and spiritual gifts, including all levels of pastoral ministry. While there are many differing views on the role of women, especially in the realm of teaching, we welcome and encourage women to consider the calling of God on their lives.  In fact, 2 out of 3 members of our pastoral staff are women!

We happen to believe that if a little girl asks her Sunday School teacher if she can be a Pastor someday when she grows up, she should receive the same answer a little boy would: absolutely!

Galatians 3 (NLT)

26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. 28 There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.