Reformed Theology Addressing women "pastors" and others unfit.  Calvinism

Addressing women “pastors” and others unfit.

Reformed Theology Addressing women "pastors" and others unfit.  Calvinism
Addressing women “pastors” and others unfit.

This is something that I have been struggling with for a long time. When you meet Christians from other denominations, or even have good friends/family in other denominations, how do you address their pastoral staff if they are a woman? As I understand it and firmly believe, a woman should not be a pastor/co-pastor with her husband, so when you are either talking to them or talking about them to someone who supports them, do you say "Pastor Janice" or what? I struggle with this because I do not believe they are pastors, and so do not want to address them as such, but do want to be respectful.

I have the same question about any person whom you may know that became ordained at an early age/inappropriate stage of their life, and so really struggle with calling them Pastor. For example, suppose you have a friend whom you have known for several years, and the bulk of their "ministry" is playing guitar and singing/leading worship in their church; they have done this for several years, but anytime you have engaged them in any form of doctrinal discussion, they seem to have surface level knowledge and lean towards a dangerous understanding of Scripture (postulating that Moses may have been heavily influenced by his pagan father in law).

If you genuinely believe they should not be in ordained ministry, by what title do you address them?

This is something that I have been struggling with for a long time. When you meet Christians from other denominations, or even have good friends/family in other denominations, how do you address their pastoral staff if they are a woman? As I understand it and firmly believe, a woman should not be a pastor/co-pastor with her husband, so when you are either talking to them or talking about them to someone who supports them, do you say "Pastor Janice" or what? I struggle with this because I do not believe they are pastors, and so do not want to address them as such, but do want to be respectful.

I have the same question about any person whom you may know that became ordained at an early age/inappropriate stage of their life, and so really struggle with calling them Pastor. For example, suppose you have a friend whom you have known for several years, and the bulk of their "ministry" is playing guitar and singing/leading worship in their church; they have done this for several years, but anytime you have engaged them in any form of doctrinal discussion, they seem to have surface level knowledge and lean towards a dangerous understanding of Scripture (postulating that Moses may have been heavily influenced by his pagan father in law).

If you genuinely believe they should not be in ordained ministry, by what title do you address them?

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Submitted March 14, 2017 at 11:18AM by McFrenchington