What is the role of women in the Lutheran church? I belong to a small congregation and 15 and 16-year-old boys are given the right to vote and hold offices but women aren't. I can't justify the fact that God would bless some women with very high intellects and organizational skills if he did not want them to use them to his glory.
Your question requires a much longer response than can be provided here. I would encourage you to read a doctrinal statement you can find on this website: Man and Woman Roles. You would also benefit from reading Male and Female He Created Them: A Bible study on God’s loving gift of the interdependent and complementary partnership of male and female. The documents explain how men and women can use their God-given gifts in ways that are in keeping with God’s design for them. Your pastor would be a good resource for any follow-up questions.