Egalitarianism: Women in the Church

This Egalitarianism: Women in the Church course walks through what egalitarianism in the church is and what it looks like past, present, and future.

Takes approximately 5 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Bible, Church, Faith & Everyday Life, Justice & Mission Work, Ministry Leadership, and Work

Course Description

One of the most discussed topics in Christian denominations is, “Can women lead?” Verses like 1 Timothy 2 and cases like Deborah’s always get brought into the mix, and there never seems to be a full consensus. What we do know is that we, male and female, are created in the image of God, and he has invited us to join him in his mission for the world. This course walks through what egalitarianism in the church is, what it looks like past, present, and future, and how God’s image and mission impact both genders. Join us in this course as we consider the significant roles of women in the church and their contribution to the work God is doing throughout the world!

We estimate that this will take you 5 hours to complete (but not all in one sitting!).

Meet Your Instructors

Fuller & CBE International

Fuller Seminary is an evangelical, multidenominational graduate institution committed to forming global leaders for kingdom vocations. Responding to changes in the church and world, Fuller is transforming the seminary experience for both traditional students and those beyond the classroom: providing theological formation that helps Christ-followers serve as faithful, courageous, innovative, collaborative, and fruitful leaders in all of life, in any setting.

CBE International is a nonprofit devoted to educating Christians that the Bible calls women and men to lead and serve as equals. For over 30 years, they have equipped Christians to use their God-given talents in leadership and service regardless of gender, ethnicity, or class. As they’ve pioneered for women’s equality in the church, home, and society, they’e also created a large library of free online resources geared toward pastors, academics, and lay Christians alike.

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The FULLER Equip courses are designed with the goal of providing a comprehensive education in the study of Scripture and its practical applications to life, work, and the advancement of God's kingdom.

These courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of learners around the world, offering a global perspective on the study of Scripture and its relevance to everyday life.

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FULLER Equip is an extension of Fuller Theological Seminary. It offers non-degree courses, professional certificate programs, training services, and research to help individuals and organizations advance the kingdom of God. FULLER Equip provides courses covering theology, leadership, counseling, and more. Professional certificate programs offer specialized study. Equip also offers training services such as customized workshops and coaching. Lastly, Equip conducts research and engages in strategic partnerships to innovate Christian ministry and service.

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