It isn't that I want to BASH churches that insist women can't participate in ANY way God created them...but I am.
It is like they skipped the entirety of the Gospels - leaping right over them to Paul - and then over the most striking of Paul's writing to protect their position.
Jesus dealt with leadership issues over and over - he chose some of his disciples and some of his followers for certain things and not others. His followers jockeyed for position outside of His gifting because they were, well, human. And He corrected them with words that fall like a sledgehammer on modern hierarchy over and over. 'The least will be the greatest. If you want to be exalted, become like a slave.'
Men, women, are you listening to the Lord?
Whosoever serves lowest - IS the greatest.
Now that is hardly practical, right? Somebody has to sit in the seat of honor and tell other folks what to do, right?
Not in God's economy.
And leadership gurus are catching up - the best recognize the essential humility required to lead in greatness - that others are the asset and leaders are the ones that are always lifting up another.
So what genitals are required?
Seems like a stupid question, doesn't it, way out of context with the leadership the Lord exhibited? Yeah.
There are neither jews nor greeks, slaves nor free, males nor females, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Yeah - what he said.