At Mercy Hill we believe the Bible has clear direction regarding women’s ministry. We believe the culture today has created a women’s ministry industry that has strayed far from biblical doctrine and has done much damage to women, families and the church.
We believe there are several portions in the scripture that address women. The pastoral epistle of Titus is where Paul lays out the plan for women’s ministry in the local church and this is where we get our direction.
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. (Titus 2:3, ESV)
The way we live out this guidance from God’s Word is two-fold:
1) Our Elders are the head of our women’s ministry. There are a handful of women who are seasoned in the Lord and His Word who work together to advise and administer the ministry under their direction.
2) We offer two opportunities for women to study God’s Word and grow in the Lord.