Would you be concerned, maybe shocked, to hear that a woman would be your new pastor? When that happened in 2008 in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, many members were skeptical of the idea. They did not want Tara VinCross to come to their district. But they felt differently when they met her. What made the difference?

After watching this 7-minute video, read this article by Dave Gemmell: “Ministry Is Ministry: Changing Views About Women Pastors,” from the March 2015 Adventist World magazine. It tells more about Tara’s ministry and has links to several videos. You will also enjoy hearing women clergy tell how God called them to the ministry.

For additional stories of changed attitudes toward women ministers, see Changing Views of Members about Women Pastors.

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