In the Pastoral Epistles, Paul gives instructions to the early church on how to establish a healthy foundation. He outlines the qualifications of elders and the centrality of teaching sound doctrine in order to equip believers to live the Christian life well. In Titus 2, Paul gives instructions to teach what accords with sound doctrine to older men, older women, and younger men. It is then the older women who are to disciple and “teach what is good” to the younger women.
In our desire to be faithful to Scripture, the elders oversee and care for the discipleship of women at the Rock. The elders work with the women’s discipleship team to:
1) Oversee the discipleship of all women that we may grow up in every way in Christ
(Matthew 22:37-39, Ephesians 4:15)
2) Identify and equip reliable women who will be able to teach the Bible to other women
(2 Timothy 2:2)
3) Equip older women who can disciple younger women to: love their husbands, love their children, be self-controlled, be pure, be workers at home, be kind, and be submissive to their own husbands (Titus 2:3-5)