Southern Baptists to Revisit Women Pastors, Membership Decline and More at Annual Meeting

Updated: June 10, 2024 at 10:16 am EST  See Comments

Southern Baptists will meet in Indianapolis this week for their annual convention. This year’s theme is “One Mind, One Voice,” a desire toward unity from Romans chapter 15. It is a timely message as the denomination wrestles with some of the more urgent matters of the day.

A key vote on whether to ban churches with women pastors is expected during the meeting.

“The denomination has a strong conviction that pastors of local churches should be men,” Dr. Jeff Iorge, Southern Baptist Executive Committee President said in an interview with CBN News.

“There’s been a pressure campaign to get some churches to not support it but I would not be surprised to see them implement it,” said nationally syndicated radio host Erick Erickson. “And frankly I think it’s a good thing if they do to provide much-needed clarity on cooperation within the denomination.”    

Iorge stressed that the SBC is not anti-women although denominational leaders voted to restrict female pastors last year.

“Southern Baptists are not saying no to women in ministry or ministry leadership,” said Iorge. “They’re simply saying that we expect men to lead their homes and we expect men to lead our churches.”

One very timely move

The remainder of this article is available in its entirety at CBN

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