It is unfortunate that the exclusion and under appreciation that women often feel in the broader culture is just as prevalent in the church. We underutilize their spiritual gifts, marginalize their perspective, and even stereotype their lives by way of patronizing remarks in Sunday talks. Such behavior cripples the body of Christ.
At CrossPoint Church we want to celebrate the role women have played in God’s redemptive story and what He is doing in and through the lives of women today. So, for the first time, CrossPoint will commemorate both National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with a five-week sermon series titled Daughters of God beginning on Sunday, March 4.
National Women’s History Month is a declared month celebrating the achievements of women throughout history. It began as Women’s History Week in 1981 and became a month-long observance after the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress in 1987. International Women’s Day, observed on March 8, is a global day set aside to both celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women as well as promote gender equality.
This special series will begin by exploring the position of women before God as individuals and their role in the broader body of the Christian church with a message titled “Can Women Hold the Priesthood?” in which loose references will be made to Kate Kelly and the Ordain Women movement that has been in the local news in recent months. Subsequent weeks will focus on the unique lives of lesser-known women in the Bible—Jael, Abigail, and Pricilla. The series will conclude on Easter Sunday, April 1, with a retelling of the Easter story from the perspective of the women that were there.