Asked in BaptistsNew Testament
What are the Duties of mothers board in a baptist church?
August 22, 2009 3:17AM
Well, in scripture there is no such thing as a "baptist church motherboard." Now with regard to some traditions found in African American churches in the USA, there is such a thing as the "church mother board" or "Church mothers" who are simply comprised of older women in the congregation, who have been saved for many years and are able to impart wisdom and prayers to the younger generation. This tradition is based on 1 Timothy 5:1-2 says, "Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as a father. Treat younger men as brothers, ; older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters with complete purity." ; Titus 2:1-5 says,"Similarly, older women should be reverent in their behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to drink, teaching what is good, so that they may train younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, chaste, good homemakers, submitted to their husbands, so that the word of God may not be discredited." This is the foundational basis for having "spiritual mother's in the church." Is it an ordained position? No. However, we are to honor the elders who have persevered in the faith because we can gain so much valuable wisdom from them regarding spiritual matters. "Imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises."(Heb. 6:12) Hebrews 11:2 says, "For by faith the elders obtained a good reputation." Church Mother's should be available to impart great prayer and counsel to those in need.