• Elaine Kelly

Qualifications to be a Church Leader

Updated: Dec 20, 2021



The letters to Titus and Timothy do not exclude women from being church leaders.


Paul says church leaders must be good parents, honest, self-controlled, patient, friendly, and enjoy doing good things, and be faithful in marriage, married only once (no polygamy or bigamy).


Women are only excluded from roles as elders and bishops when humans translate the Greek word (tis) meaning "all humans" or "anyone", with an indefinite pronoun, to "men" with a male pronoun.

My novel, Out of Brokenness: The Forgotten Followers, shows Jesus #empoweringwomen as disciples, patrons, and apostles.








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