This elective, presented at the 2021 Priscilla & Aquila annual conference, examines the question of women leading church services within a Complementarian framework for men and women in ministry. There is a range of practice in churches, and we look at biblical and practical reasons given by churches–both for and against. The speakers look at a biblical framework that will help you think through what you choose to do—whether as a church leader determining the practice for your church or as a woman deciding whether you will or will not lead, if invited to do so.
About Phil Wheeler
Phil was Senior Minister at Christ Church Gladesville for 13 years and also served as Mission Area Leader for Ryde. Prior to that, he held ministry positions at a number of different churches in the Diocese. He has wide involvement with a number of external ministries, including Board appointments at Anglican Deaconess Ministries, and was the previous chair of Katoomba Christian Conventions. Phil is married to Jill and they have three adult children.
About Susan An
Susan was born in Korea and grew up in Sydney. She became a Christian as a teenager. She currently serves as Women’s and Maturity Pastor at St Augustine’s, Neutral Bay, and Church by the Bridge. In her spare time, she loves to talk about Jesus, spend time with her nephews, and drink coffee. It’s a very good day if all three can happen at the same time! She loves how God has made men and women, and she loves exploring how that can be expressed in a God-honouring way.