WOMEN CLERGY IN PENTECOSTALISM: THE IPHC


1995- The" leadership of the denomination at a Solemn Assembly in 1996 acknowledged that the church had withheld from women places of honor and desired to release them to serve in leadership roles."  This assembly publicly repented of racism, sexism, and elder brother syndrome as well as sexism, i.e., "Sin of Male Domination."  (Located and date of Assembly, Fayetteville, NC, Aug.23-24, 1996).

The "Affirmation" read in part:  "Gender differences are never to become a platform for discrimination and division, but rather are attributes to enhance and complete Christ's body.  We recognize the sin of male domination and acknowledge that we have withheld from women places of honor in the church.  We have not affirmed the ministries of qualified women by releasing them to serve in places of leadership......Create in us a new sensitivity to the God-given gifts of the women of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church that there might be unity and greater power in our worldwide ministry....We affirm that we are equal partners in the work of your Kingdom and commit ourselves to recognize Your gifts in all members of the body of Christ without regard to gender.  We acknowledge that You have called women to definite ministries and gifted some for leadership roles in Your church.  We affirm them in their spiritual gifts and callings and will compensate them accordingly."

Some sources:

R.B. Hayes. "Women Preaching." The Advocate, July 11, 1918.
Paul F. Beacham. "Questions and Answers on the Scriptures and related Subjects", Advocate Press, pg. 527-28
“First Pentecostal Holiness Female Chaplain Commissioned. “ The IPHC Advocate (May 1984):15.
Hudson, Marilyn A.  “The Three Faces of Eve. “The Helping Hand (May-June 1989): 14-15.
Moore, Doris. “Women’s Ministries: The Dream Lives O.”  The IPHC Advocate (July, 1995): 10-11.
Stewart, Leon. “Training Women for Service: SCCM.” The Helping Hand (May-June 1990):5.
Tripp. Lois. “Women – Liberated to Minister.” The Helping Hand (Jan.-Feb., 1988):3.
Bishop Leggett, "Affirming Women in Ministry." Issachar File, March 1999, pg.2.
Posey, Jeraldine. Let my handmaid speak: A History of Women in ministry in the Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1901-2011. WestBow, 2011.

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