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Bethel Baptist Church

829 Grove St.
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LGBTQ Policy

Women in Leadership Policy

Leadership

Pastor:
Brian Oberg
Gender:
Man
Race:
White
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Pastor:
Gender:
Race:
No items found.
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Officiates LGBTQ weddings:
Hires LGBTQ+:
Ordains LGBTQ+:
Any LGBTQIA individuals serving in church's leadership team:

LGBTQ Policy

Unclear: Non-Affirming

Web Links

Awaiting the Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage (Wayback Machine) (Brian Oberg, 2015)

Excerpt:

"One, the Bible is very clear that homosexual relations are morally sinful. You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination, Leviticus 18:22. This is so clear it needs no explanation, and it can receive no refutation."

The Converge (Baptist General Conference) denominational position on 'Gender'

Reference Links

Notes

Its actively enforced policy is not located on website's primary pages, but in its peripheral pages.

LGBTQIA in Leadership

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Women can preach:
Women can be ordained:
Women can be elders:
Women can be senior pastor:
Senior pastor is female or non-binary: No
50% or more of leadership team is not male: No
Regularity of female or non-binary preachers:

Women in Leadership Policy

Clear: Non-Egalitarian

Web Links

Bethel Constitution: Qualifications of Officers and Leaders

Excerpt:

"Both women and men have active leadership roles in the ministry of Bethel Baptist Church, but we understand the Scriptures teach that those who serve in the position of an elder are to be men."

Notes

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Last updated 5/15/18