Reformed Theology Church called a female pastor(?). Need advice.  Calvinism

Church called a female pastor(?). Need advice.

Reformed Theology Church called a female pastor(?). Need advice.  Calvinism
Church called a female pastor(?). Need advice.

Hello Reformed community!

I have been part of a KPAC (Korean Presbyterian Church – Conservative) church for my whole life. I was saved there and have been serving there as a lay leader. I plan on attending seminary to pursue a pastoral call which my church has affirmed. The senior pastor has made it clear that the church would support me financially through seminary in the hopes of raising up a pastor in our church.

My concern however, is that the church has called a female pastor(?) for the Youth Group Services. The reason I put the question mark is because in Korean church culture, they have created many "offices" which aren't biblical, such as kwonsa (an "encourager") and jundosa (evangelist), and the person the church has called is a jundosa. While the position is a non-ordained position, I am convinced that the evangelist position, functionally, acts as a Teaching Elder, under leadership of the senior pastor. While I understand the reformed community has issues with Youth Groups (I do too, I just haven't been able to persuade church leadership as of yet), I have served in the Youth Group as a lay leader and hope to continue to do so. I understand that in all things non-essential, there is Christian liberty, but I will not be able to sit under the teaching of a woman without affecting my conscience.

My question is: what should I do regarding this issue? Should I talk to leadership regarding this issue? Leave the church?

Hello Reformed community!

I have been part of a KPAC (Korean Presbyterian Church – Conservative) church for my whole life. I was saved there and have been serving there as a lay leader. I plan on attending seminary to pursue a pastoral call which my church has affirmed. The senior pastor has made it clear that the church would support me financially through seminary in the hopes of raising up a pastor in our church.

My concern however, is that the church has called a female pastor(?) for the Youth Group Services. The reason I put the question mark is because in Korean church culture, they have created many "offices" which aren't biblical, such as kwonsa (an "encourager") and jundosa (evangelist), and the person the church has called is a jundosa. While the position is a non-ordained position, I am convinced that the evangelist position, functionally, acts as a Teaching Elder, under leadership of the senior pastor. While I understand the reformed community has issues with Youth Groups (I do too, I just haven't been able to persuade church leadership as of yet), I have served in the Youth Group as a lay leader and hope to continue to do so. I understand that in all things non-essential, there is Christian liberty, but I will not be able to sit under the teaching of a woman without affecting my conscience.

My question is: what should I do regarding this issue? Should I talk to leadership regarding this issue? Leave the church?

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Submitted March 04, 2017 at 01:17AM by christopher-kim