Don’t Let Women’s Ministry Turn People Into Projects

When it comes to guidance for mentoring relationships among Christian women, it seems there’s only one place to go: Titus 2.

I wonder if the Apostle Paul imagined his instructions on transmitting faith to the next generation would become a checklist for church mentorship in the 21st-century, as women try to teach others “to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God” (Titus 2:4-5).

In recent years, various iterations of these Titus 2-themed“matchmakers” programs and other church curricula have brought Christian women together for the sake of discipleship. Although Titus 2 includes similar coaching themes for the relationship between older men and younger ones, the chapter has become shorthand among evangelicals for “women only.” Very few programs apply the relevant passages to brand men’s ministry. [Read more]

"I'm late, but glad you have blogged your thoughts on this book. I am just ..."

Falling Upward – Introduction
"Paul isn't God - and if he spoke different instruction that God gave - God ..."

Old Testament Foundations And Hebrew Roots
"I remain lost - why can't you simply read the text??? Why rely on this ..."

I was wrong about you, Beth ..."
"amen and Adonai broke my heart for Jews ! i wstand with Israel !!! from ..."

Piper, Israel and me

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • http://timfall.wordpress.com/ Tim

    But what about the manatees?