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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Women In Ministry Survey

My son Luke took an informal survey using a google survey instrument. Take a look for yourself and draw your own conclusions. Seems to me that women in ministry is not as big of a deal to this generation as it was to mine.

116responses

Summary See complete responses Your Gender

Status at NPTS

Male Female

Student Faculty

53 46% 63 54%

102 88% 14 12%

13 11% 103 89%

01. Does Gender affect one's call to ministry according to scripture?

Yes No

02. Are there aspects or areas in ministry where women do better than men or men better than women because of their gender?

Yes 56 48% No 60 52%

http://spreadsheets.google.com/gform?key=0AhDfnUU7iQNqdG5lbE5vQUMzU051bGNlc3hxeXhQRlE&hl=en&pli=1&gridId=0#chart Page 1 of 4Edit form - [ Covenant History: Women In Ministry Survey ] - Google Docs 4/29/10 3:59 PM

02B. If Yes, what are these aspects or areas?

Did not say yes to above question Other

03. Has your gender affected your call process?

58 50% 58 50%

Yes No No, because I am not in the call process 63

30 23

04. Have you experienced sexism in ministry BEFORE coming to NPTS?

Yes, all the time Yes, often Yes, but very little Not at all

Not Sure

05. Have you experienced sexism in ministry SINCE coming to NPTS?

2 2% 39 34% 45 39% 10 9% 20 17%

0 0% 22 19% 56 48% 21 18% 17 15%

Yes, all the time Yes, often Yes, but very little Not at all

Not Sure

06. Has this affected your personal call to ministry?

26% 20% 54%

http://spreadsheets.google.com/gform?key=0AhDfnUU7iQNqdG5lbE5vQUMzU051bGNlc3hxeXhQRlE&hl=en&pli=1&gridId=0#chart Page 2 of 4

Edit form - [ Covenant History: Women In Ministry Survey ] - Google Docs 4/29/10 3:59 PM

07. Do you feel this issue will ever be resolved?

08. Is NPTS addressing this issue?

It is already Yes, and very soon Yes, but not for a quite a long time No, because this issue will always divide the church Other

4 3%

6 5% 50 43% 19 16% 37 32%

09. Is the Evangelical Covenant Church, at the Denominational Level, addressing this issue?

Yes, and doing so well Yes, but could do much more No, and not nearly enough Not at all Other

10. Do you think the 1976 resolution to ordain women was a good decision for the Covenant Church?

Yes 24 No 76 Not Sure 16

21% 66% 14%

Yes, and doing so well Yes, but could do much more No, and not nearly enough Not at all Other

42 36% 48 41% 4 3% 0 0% 22 19%

19 16% 66 57% 7 6% 0 0% 24 21%

Yes 105 91% No 11% Not Sure 10 9%

http://spreadsheets.google.com/gform?key=0AhDfnUU7iQNqdG5lbE5vQUMzU051bGNlc3hxeXhQRlE&hl=en&pli=1&gridId=0#chart Page 3 of 4

Edit form - [ Covenant History: Women In Ministry Survey ] - Google Docs 4/29/10 3:59 PM

11. How do questions regarding women and ministry relate to the broader feminist movement?

12. The most important issue the Covenant is facing today is...

13. My position of Women in Ministry is

Number of daily responses

Women in Ministry Other

12 10% 104 90%

They are unrelated They might be related The broader feminist movement helped contribute to the ordination of women These movements are contradictory Other

6 5% 31 27% 58 50%

3 3% 18 16%

Women should be affirmed to all levels of ministry, without exception Women should be affirmed to all levels of ministry EXCEPT FOR head/lead/senior pastor Women should be affirmed to levels of leadership only over other women Women should be in no leadership positions in ministry

111 96% 5 4% 0 0% 0 0%

http://spreadsheets.google.com/gform?key=0AhDfnUU7iQNqdG5lbE5vQUMzU051bGNlc3hxeXhQRlE&hl=en&pli=1&gridId=0#chart Page 4 of 4

1 Comments:

At 8:32 PM , Blogger drgtjustwondering said...

I found this almost impossible to follow, Don. Sorry. It looked to me like the majority vote to the query regarding the 1976 resolution was NEGATIVE, which would not bode well at all - but it may be that the confusion of numbers and columns gives the wrong impression.

 

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