Harvest Bible Chapel affirms the God-ordained and significant role that women should play in establishing and leading the local church. Every leadership opportunity is open to women except those that are excluded by Scripture.
The Scriptures clearly state that men are to serve in the office of Elder and that women are not to be serve in church positions in which they exercise authority over men or in which they teach doctrine to men — 1 Timothy 2:12; 1 Timothy 3:1-2; Titus 1:6-9.
We do not see this as an issue of equality, for men and women are equal under God. The Bible is clear that men and women do not have the same roles. Qualified women should serve in any leadership position that is not forbidden in the Scriptures.