oa Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary - The role of the pastor's wife : what does the Bible teach?

Volume 7, Issue 03
  • ISSN : 1996-8167



The purpose of this article is to identify biblical pillars and parameters for establishing the role of a pastor's wife in a local church. The thesis of the article is that the Scriptures do not in any way define or prescribe the role of the pastor's wife, so we must infer the framework for her ministry as the pastor's wife from what the Scriptures teach about her identify, role, and purpose as a woman, a wife, and a believer. We propose that she is first a woman, designed to image her Creator, and then a wife, who ministers to her husband as his helper, and finally a believer who finds her identity in Christ and serves Him according to the gifts and calling He places on her.

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