The Role of Women in the Church

What role should women play in the church? Surveying the evidence of the Old Testament and New Testament, this article shows that equality and subordination are not opposing principles. The headship of man was instituted by God before the Fall. As a result, women should fight against the desire for leadership in the church, and joyfully take on their God-given role of submission.

The Administration of the Ministry of Mercy

The effective administration of the ministry of mercy is dependant on how well the diaconate is organized. The office of deacons is divinely appointed, permanent and ministerial in character. This article discusses how this office should be regulated by looking at the church order, the confessions, and the relationship between deacons and elders. It ends by giving pointers on how to organize the diaconate of the church.