Sign in or signup

4,980 active users!!Bandwidth
WEDNESDAY
AUG 23, 2017
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local & Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -2 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | Fridays | SA Newsroom
FRONT PAGE  |  8/23/2017
SATURDAY, SEP 14, 2002  |  3 comments
Southern Baptist missionary agency rejects couple with woman pastor
A couple whose church has a woman pastor were rejected by a Southern Baptist agency for service as missionaries in Africa.

Don and Esther Gardner, members of Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, were notified by the International Mission Board on Tuesday that they would not be accepted as missionaries.

"We were half-expecting this," Esther Gardner told The Birmingham News. "I thought, `No, surely, they're not going to be this narrow-minded.'"

Southern Baptist missionaries are required to sign the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message, a summary of beliefs that includes opposition to women pastors, based on the writings of the Apostle Paul. ...


CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article
www.tuscaloosanews.com

FPC Visits Churches in Liberia
  START  
  Recommended sermons | more..
•  FPC Visits Churches in LiberiaDr. Mark Allison | 7/20/2006
•  Mission to Africa DVDRev. David DiCanio | 6/9/2005
•  Missional ChurchesDr. Richard D. Phillips | 5/1/2013

   03/14/15  |  Another One Bites the Dust • 3 comments
   03/11/15  |  God Doesn't Want Matt Chandler to be Your Pastor • 21 comments
   01/08/14  |  Christian Post: Warning, this article may offend many Christians • 93 comments
   01/01/14  |  Michelle Obama praises lesbian TV anchor • 18 comments
   12/29/13  |  U.S. Slams 'Conservative Gender Norms' • 377 comments
MORE RELATED ( ) NEWS | MORE..
   08/23/17  |  Transgender Discussions In Kindergarten • 9 comments
   08/23/17  |  â€˜Catholic’ PM Justin Trudeau Pushes for Abortion as ‘Human... • 10 comments
   08/22/17  |  Hobby Lobby thinks the Bible can save America. Now its museum... • 7 comments
   08/22/17  |  Parents choose life for son, rejecting abortion advice • 3 comments
   08/19/17  |  Second vehicle attack: five terror suspects 'wearing suicide... • 7 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   08/18/17  |  Feedback Friday for 08-18-17
   08/17/17  |  SermonAudio Tip: Visually Interpret Your Sermons With PowerClips!
   08/11/17  |  Feedback Friday for 08-11-17
   08/07/17  |  SermonAudio Tip: Automated Sermon Uploads From Existing Feeds • 2 comments
   08/04/17  |  Feedback Friday for 08-04-17
MORE SPECIAL | MORE..
   08/23/17  |  Transgender Discussions In Kindergarten • 9 comments
   08/23/17  |  â€˜Catholic’ PM Justin Trudeau Pushes for Abortion as ‘Human... • 10 comments
   08/23/17  |  Falwell Jr continues to back Trump • 5 comments
   08/23/17  |  Most Americans admit they are sinners, but few rely on Christ • 16 comments
   08/23/17  |  Conservative Groups File Brief for Florist • 2 comments
OTHER RECENT NEWS | MORE..
COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 3 user comment(s)
News Item9/16/02 6:53 PM
Drikus Roux | Australia  Contact via email
The fact that they are in support of woman pastors is a sure sign that they might be failing in other more crucial areas too, especially when it comes to preaching the gospel! I must be in agreement on the teaching of Paul, regarding the role of woman in the gathering of the congregation. The church is luke warm as it is - it's high time to turn up the heat. Who shall we honour, God or man (or woman)?
3

News Item9/16/02 1:20 PM
Robert Perry | Longmont CO  Contact via email
Implicit here is a great lesson on a great strength and weakness of Baptists; we believe in the autonomy of the local church and voluntary association.

So the Gardners and their church are free to (unBiblically to be sure) support a woman pastor, and the SBC is free not to associate with that.

The down side, of course, is that un-Biblical actions of one Baptist church cannot be stopped by Baptists at large.

I'm still a Baptist, but am aware of this need to pray for unity in His Word.

2

News Item9/15/02 11:43 PM
James Biesiadecki | Lawton, OK  Contact via email
Your title is misleading. It sounded like you were saying that they were rejected because they had a woman pastor. If they made it clear that they supported women pastors and were rejected it seems that Jerry Rankin was merely doing his job in supporting the Baptist Faith and Message. How could he do anything else? If they don't agree with the BF&M, my question is...why in the world would they want to be Southern Baptist missionaries???
1
There are a total of 3 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Last PostTotal
SermonAudio Tip: Enjoy SermonAudio via Chromecast on your TV!
johnb6174 from united states: "great post, you have pointed out some excellent..."
-2 min 45 
Duke University removes Lee statue from chapel
adriel: " danfinrud when it comes to this action i would like people to think..."
-4 min 36 
Most Americans admit they are sinners, but few rely on Christ
john yurich usa from usa: "ladybug, pastor steve is not a southern baptist pastor..."
-14 min 16 


Don Bell
Sin not unto death

Sin not unto death
Midweek Service
Lantana Grace Church
Play! | MP3 | RSS


Hourly: Edwards: The Way of Holiness
Jonathan Edwards
Reformed Bible Church, VA
Staff Picks..

Sermon: The Gospel Is For The Needy
E. A. Johnston

SPONSOR | 2,300+

SPONSOR




                   
The way to preserve peace in the church is to preserve its purity. ... Matthew Henry

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal


MOBILE
iPhone + iPad New!
Church App
Android New!
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV New!
Apple Watch
Android Wear
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
SA Newsroom New!
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcast | Video Support
Live Webcasting
Events Support
Transcription
PowerClips
Business Cards New!
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Embed Codes
Goodies
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BW
JSON API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Auto-Upload Sermons
Upload via FTP
Upload via Dropbox
Picasa
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Support Us | Feedback Fridays | Stories