Christian Women Pioneers

My latest video….. This video is dedicated to those trail blazers who have gone before.

The sound track is Honeytree’s “Pioneer”

[Chorus]
Pioneer, Pioneer
Keep pressing onwards beyond your fears
And only your Father goes before you to your own frontier
Youʼre a Pioneer

[Verse 1]
Uncharted wilderness stretches before you
And you thrive on going where no one has gone
Still it gets lonely when darkness rears
So sing by the fire until the dawn

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
You travel light and you travel alone
And when you arrive nobody knows
But your Father in heaven, He is glad you can go
Cause those who come after you will need the road

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
And what you have done, others will do
Bigger and better and faster than you
But you canʼt look back, you gotta keep on pressing through
Thereʼs a wilderness pathway and itʼs calling you

[Last chorus]
Calling you, calling you
Keep pressing onwards beyond your fears
And only your Father goes before you to your own frontier
Youʼre a Pioneer

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10 responses to “Christian Women Pioneers

  1. My only problem here is that scripture explicitly states that women are not to be leaders in the church. Most of these women have been part of or even led aberrational emotion-driven movements. I don’t see them as anyone we should be praising.

  2. Glenn,
    The scripture relating to women leading in the church was for a specific situation that Paul and Timothy were dealing with at that time. The pagan women were coming into his meetings and taking over. To judge the callings of these women is not my position….That is God’s …… but only to honor their bravery in overcoming extreme odds, and pentecostalism has always been misunderstood…. it was in the 1st century and it still is today.

  3. Truthspeaker,
    I will e-mail my reasoning, but I will just you are in error here because the intent was for all cultures and all times. Much of the argument Paul makes is based on the creative order, and this transcends culture and time. There is no biblical evidence that he was addressing pagan women.

    There is much that is aberrational about Pentecostalism and charismania, and so much of the false revival stuff as well as false spiritual warfare teaching comes from those roots. The signs and wonders movement has done much harm to the Christian church.

  4. Glenn, we obiviously disagree about some issues here, but having done my own studies I am secure in what I believe and don’t feel the need to defend my beliefs. I was saved as a Pentecostal and understand that movement very well (the good and the bad). There is much aberrant teaching in the evangelical movement also……. The emergent movement has done much damage to the church , and let’s not forget that the dominionist movement began in the reformed camp…….but we don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.

  5. I don’t think too many people consider emergent to be evangelical – most of it is heresy. Likewise with dominionism, a lot of which of the kingdom now type came from the charismatic churches and WOF movement. As for women leaders, I think CARM has a pretty good article at: http://carm.org/email-churches-women-pastors

    But there is one important thing about the topic of women in leadership; it is not a salvation issue and I don’t spend much time with it. I do know that the empirical evidence has shown that virtually all churches who end up with women in leadership roles go liberal; Episcopal, ELCA, Methodist, PCUSA, UCC.

  6. Glenn, I didn’t mean that all churches that are evangelical are emergent, but that the emergent movement has stemmed out of the evangelical churches, the way that the crazy manifestation movement stemmed from the Charismatic movement. That doesn’t mean that either of these are wrong, just that excesses occur and we need to be aware regardless of our theology on the gifts.

    There are problems with the structure of how we do “church” in the modern world that cause problems with leadership with both men and women, therefore I don’t like to make generalizations. But like you, I agree it is not a salvation issue. The point of the video is that these women braved difficult circumstances to do might things for God. I know that some of them were off in their theology, (as were many men ie: Frank Sandford or Alexander Dowie) but they broke a lot of social barriers and pioneered the way for others to go after them.

  7. Lynne

    As a woman in ministry, I was very much encouraged by this video. One of my favorite passages in scripture is found in John 4, regarding the woman at the well – following her conversion she immediately went into Samaria “And many of the Samaritans believed on Him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.” She, at least this once, (and I suspect for the rest of her life), stood as an evangelist preaching Christ. I have no intention of usurping authority over men in the church and am submitted to my senior pastor as well as my husband of over thirty five years but I must confess I preach Christ and Him Crucified publically having preached in our local prison system for years, taught Sunday school, preached in churches, and to date have probably seen hundreds come to Christ. I am pentecostal but am not WOF, conisder dominion/latter rain theology heresy, believe the emergent church to be apostate, and the signs and wonders movement dangerous becausse it appeals to one’s senses (subjective experience) over the sure Word of God (but God is still in the miracle buisness). I believe both scripturally and historically women have been mightily used of the Lord with His anointing and approval. I come from a rich heritage of preachers and my daughter who now is a mother herself is a strong christian rearing her children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. I am blessed, how could I not be a blessing to others? “Mary Magdalene came and told the Disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things unto her.” John 20:18
    God bless you and your readers.

  8. Thank you so much for sharing that Lynne and I’m so glad the video blessed you! It sounds like you and I think very much alike!

  9. Christine

    IT IS CLEAR IN THE BIBLE THAT WOMEN SHOULD NOT SPEAK OR TEACH IN ANY CHURCH. PLEASE STOP TRYING TO CHANGE GOD’S RULES. IT IS DISGRACEFUL FOR A WOMAN TO SPEAK IN CHURCH.
    (1 CORINTHIANS 14:34-35) For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire of something they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.

  10. Do you honestly believe that God would have half the population silent and not using the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the meetings? I’m afraid that you are misunderstand the apostle Paul. And what do you do with Philip’s daughter’s who were prophets? Acts 21:9 “Now this man had four virgin daughters who were prophetesses.”…. which would be a vocal gift.

    Here’s a good article that may help you understand this verse correctly:
    http://godswordtowomen.org/fees.htm

    “First, there is no law in the Old Testament that states this. There are references in the Jewish Talmud that women should remain silent, but she doubts Paul would quote from it because he was always at odds with their legalism. She makes a strong case that this statement is coming from the Judaizers (Jewish Christians who wanted to retain much of Jewish legalism), and Paul is quoting their argument and then answering it in the next two verses: What? Came the word of God out from you? Or came it unto you only? If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.”

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