Monday, November 29, 2010

More Women than Men Active in Pentecostal Churches

At Redeemer my perception is that we have more women than men involved in active ministry and spiritual growth. As I say this I want to add that it's not greatly imbalanced, sicne we have many men who are learning, growing, and active in ministry. Still, with us, women slightly outnumber men. And all this without taking a formal survey.

The general pattern "in Pentecostal churches is that the leadership is usually male, whereas most of the followers are female. In some churches women occupy formal leadership positions." (Anderson, Burgunder, et. al., Studying Global Pentecostalism: Theories and Methods, 3)