Season: 6 Episode: 076
Marcie from Provoked to Proclaim is on the podcast to answer questions about fluffy women’s ministries. She shares why women need to be grounded in biblical truth and why it’s biblical to call out false teachers in the church. Marcie will inspire you to want to dig into the word of God as she takes us through Scripture for what to look for in your own women’s ministry at church.
“The reason women think theology is only for men is because women’s ministry made us feel that way.”
“There’s too much focus on fellowship rather than study.”
“We’ve taken the academic aspect from women’s ministry and traded it for emotion.”
“We need not take our cues from what the culture says womanhood is. When the culture says women need to find purpose outside their homes, that’s the opposite of what Scripture says.”
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Thank you for joining us today. I have a special guest I can’t wait to introduce you to today. I met her through her ministry on social media and knew I just had to have her on the show because she talks about all the stuff that makes me want to stand up and yell, “AMEN!”
Marcie Morris lives in Birmingham, Alabama. She and her husband have been married for 12 years this summer. I am a stay at home to my two boys who are ages 9 and 6. She is a stay at home mom and runs an online ministry called Provoked to Proclaim.
She started this ministry to expose false teaching that is becoming popular within Christian circles and inside churches, and to place it up next to the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Marcie has a passion for theology and a desire to see the average church going woman to study theology and move past a surface level knowledge of the Christian faith.
Tell us a little about your ministry Provoked to Proclaim and why you were provoked (pun intended) to start it.
Something that caught my attention about your content is the truth you share and the teaching style in which you explain theology. You eliminate what I call “fluff and stuff”. Are most of your followers women and what is the response you get from them?
What are some ways the mainstream women’s ministries are hurting women … not intentionally, of course … but by skirting around issues with feel good messages?
You would think we would get a different message from the church than we do culture, but it seems as though culture wants us to find our purpose outside of the home, and the church wants us to find our purpose in loving ourselves. Is either message helpful?
What is biblical womanhood? How can we celebrate that in the church?
If you were to sit down with a women’s ministry coordinator, what advice would you give her?
- Stop choosing Bible studies written by known false teachers.
- Your ladies can handle depth of theology.
- Your ladies are hungry for truth.
- It’s o’kay to do studies written by men.
- Don’t ask, “What does this verse mean to you?”
For our female audience, what 3 things should the listener look for in a bible teacher when it comes to growing their own faith and walk with Christ?
- Look for someone who exegetes scripture and not eisegesis.
- Every message points back to the gospel.
- Be careful of topical or “popcorn” preaching.