Image via WikipediaDo you go to church every week? If so do you hold a position in the church? Teach the children? Work in the nursery? Help with greetings or bible study or sing in the choir? I know that in our community the ladies of the churches are a force to be reckoned with. This is the back bone of the work force. All the meals created come from them. Helping to set up and prepare for visiting guest, the women will be there. Funerals, weddings or new members....ladies step up to the plate. We have ladies who play the piano, organ, record the sermons, run the office and work as secretary.
Now with all of this said and done, none of these ladies hold an office. They are not the decision makers. So just what will happen if we had "The Resignation of Eve"? Jim Henderson talked to ladies all over the country and came to the conclusion that many feel they are overworked and undervalued in the church. It is leading to many of them leaving the ranks of worker bees and some even walking away from organized churches all together.
Here we have a field research with George Barna on what these ladies have to tell. How they are responding to the churches not supporting all of their hard work and dedication. I know we are to give and do for our faith. But it is hard to continue to do so when your not noticed. It is not the pat on the back or atta 'girl' they are looking for. Instead the ability to help their churches grow in the community. To have a say in the matter of church business. And no matter how we look at it, religion is also a business. It has to be able to pay the bills just like anyone else.
So just what do you think would happen if all of these hard working ladies decided to not be the back bone? Would the church be able to hold up? Would the men give more power to the ladies? How could it effect change all the way around?