Masculinity, Decision-Making and Gender in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG)
Masculine dominance at the decision-making positions of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana
may no longer be the case unlike the indigenous socio-cultural setting. This thesis joins the
conversation in the religious-social sciences about masculinity, decision-making and gender
roles in the church. The research explored some literary appraisals about the theories and
concepts of masculinities and other stereotypical publications to come to terms with gender
roles. The primary purpose of this study was to determine the underlying prevalence of
dominating male persuasive norms at the decision-making positions and also discuss ways of
dealing with such tendencies in the church. The thesis was conducted in the Ga Presbytery of
the PCG in the Greater Accra region. Adopting a qualitative process, the data for the research
was gathered through the administration of interview guide for the data collected. Twentytwo ministers comprising twelve males and ten females participated in the research. These
data supported the view that patriarchal influential legacies in the church’s decision-making
positions still remain, yet the front of hegemonic masculinity has been broken. Ministerial
roles are played interchangeably; female ministers are occupying roles as local session heads,
district ministers, presbytery chairpersons, and presbytery clerks. This phenomenon is as a
result of the church’s constitutional orders and the ordination of females into the ministry
though the female ministers suffer some forms of abuse from their male counterparts.
CDR, C (2021). Masculinity, Decision-Making And Gender In The Presbyterian Church Of Ghana. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/masculinity-decision-making-and-gender-in-the-presbyterian-church-of-ghana
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Coalition, CDR. "Masculinity, Decision-Making And Gender In The Presbyterian Church Of Ghana" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 16, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/masculinity-decision-making-and-gender-in-the-presbyterian-church-of-ghana