Ok, So I know everyone's view here in terms of women being pastors, elders, deacons, etc. I am not advocating for this in any sense but am looking for advice. I currently attend a CRC - formerly a pretty staunch conservative denomination, but one that is well on its way down the well-trodden path of liberalism. I came out of happy-clappy evangelicalism partly due to the help of the current minister of the CRC that I attend. He has been a great friend to me, and mentor, and has helped me understand different facets of the reformed faith. I can honestly say he is a dear friend. We differ on the issue of women in office. While I do not see any biblical warrant for it, he is not against it and seems fairly convinced in his own mind. He told me that he used to be dead-set against it, but that one of his seminary professors convinced him otherwise. His preaching is pretty solid, he knows the gospel, preaches against sin and talks about our need for faith in Christ. He does not shy away from difficult topics, and doesn't seem to be too swayed by culture (except for this issue, I believe). Our church does not currently allow women elders but does allow women deacons (no, I have no idea how they came up with that position). I guess I am just looking for advice here - should I stay in such a place? I do know that he is a good friend and I consider him a brother in Christ but believe he is misled on this issue. How would you approach this situation? I am not going to make any snap decisions but look forward to hearing your two cents.