The “Woman of Substance” (Proverbs 31:10-31) and Ecclesiastical Dignity in Nigeria

  • Oluwatosin Adeoti Akintan Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.
  • Grace O. Olajide ECWA Theological Seminary, Igbaja, Kwara State, Nigeria


There have been agitations and quests for women inclusion in church leadership. While these engagements had produced some results there is still room for more improvement. There are women with virtues and strength of character like the “woman of substance” in Proverbs 31:10-31 who would be of great benefit to ecclesiastical dignity if given opportunity to serve at the top echelon of church leadership. The study employed synchronic and existential methods in analysing the biblical text within the context of contemporary realities in Nigeria. The church in Nigeria would be better equipped to face the challenge of inadequate efficient and trustworthy leaders if hardworking, focused, virtuous, women are given a chance to work in partnership with the few committed men in ministry.

Keywords: Proverb 31, Women of virtue, Nigeria, Church Leadership

How to Cite
AKINTAN, Oluwatosin Adeoti; OLAJIDE, Grace O.. The “Woman of Substance” (Proverbs 31:10-31) and Ecclesiastical Dignity in Nigeria. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 195-204, apr. 2021. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2022.