Complementarian churches like egalitarian churches support the equality of men and women throughout society; however, they take literally the passages in the New Testament which indicate that men and women were created to complement each other in special ways specifically in home and church life. Most complementarian churches will have places of leadership open to both men and women but also reserve some areas of leadership (such as pastor or elder) for men only.

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