This page was created to support all clergy. All Clergy! Not just male clergy!
We can’t believe any of you are surprised that we support women in ministry–at all levels of ministry. This has been our stance from the beginning of our organization. We have frequently posted about our support for clergywomen. Our coaching team is made up of male and female clergy. And we are all part of churches and denominations that affirm and celebrate female clergy.
Yesterday, we posted a beautiful and courageous article about clergywomen by a clergywoman. In response to that post, many hurtful and hostile comments were made about women in ministry.
For much of the day, the CcNet team members who monitor this page were away from a computer, and we were unable to respond until now.
This page was created to challenge, support and equip those seeking to do ministry. It was not, is not, and will not become a forum for those seeking to challenge the right of a women to do ministry. It is intended to be a safe place for all clergy who are seeking to be transformational leaders.
In the future, comments that are unsupportive of women in ministry will be deleted, and those making the comments will be banned from this page.
We understand that some of you come from traditions that do not believe as we do. We respect your right to differ. If you have differing opinions, you are free to share those opinions elsewhere, but not on this page. If you feel that CcNet is not a page you can support, we understand. We hope you will stay, but if you choose to leave, the peace of Christ be with you!
If you wish to learn more about the Biblical and theological justification for our support of clergywomen, we encourage you to take the time to read this link from Dr. Craig Keener, professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary: http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200102/082_paul.cfm?fbclid=IwAR21l5dUSujAQlRNFL7Wj9kDyWGcMhIITRHJaLqkCjV0onsSwHVzZ4t2XcU
If you wish to know more about the abuse clergywomen often experience, check out this video: https://www.episcopalcafe.com/a-short-film-on-the-experiences-of-clergywomen-hertruth-women-in-ministry-break-their-silence/
Or look at the link we shared yesterday: https://leannefriesen.com/2019/02/13/when-youre-a-woman-pastor-and-youre-over-it-already/?fbclid=IwAR3BPT9ye4C7r7TiWvaXwe8nzTtTeGKS9aZP5c6umTd11HOKQYad1p8quzQ
We cannot monitor this page 24/7, but if posts are made that are abusive or unsupportive, we will notice, and we will take the appropriate action.