Your Daughters Will Prophesy: Assemblies of God Women in Ministry
On the Day of Pentecost, the apostle Peter quoted the prophet Joel, saying, “Your sons and daughters will prophesy” (Acts 2:17, cf. Joel 2:28). God's promise of an eschatological outpouring of the Holy Spirit has been fulfilled in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit calls and empowers both men and women to exercise prophetic ministry in the last days.
Historically, the Assemblies of God has recognized that this Spirit-empowerment opens the doors of credentialed ministry to all qualified applicants, whether men or women. The rise of the so-called New Calvinism, which often teaches that credentialed ministry is open to men only, is causing many young men (and a few young women) to step back from our historic commitment to equality in ministry.
In light of this reality, the spring 2015 issue of Enrichment will examine the issue of Assemblies of God women in ministry under the theme, “Your daughters will prophesy.” The purpose of this issue is to promote the value of credentialed women ministers within the Assemblies of God (USA) by exploring our history, searching the Scriptures, and evaluating our contemporary practice through the lens of our Pentecostal commitments.
Today's women are courageously, creatively answering the call to serve.
Interview with George O. Wood and James T. Bradford
Women are growing up in a very different world today, where they are hearing many conflicting voices within the evangelical and Pentecostal church on the role of women in ministry. Two key voices in the AG discuss the value and role of credentialed women ministers and why their perspective and voice are important.
In three critical, revelatory moments we see most clearly the shared place of women and men in fulfilling the work of God's people.
George Paul Wood
A closer look at key Pauline passages reveals that egalitarian interpretations make better sense of Paul’s instructions. In fact, Scripture itself provides the best argument against complementarian interpretations.
Clarence St. John
Too often we fail to include women ministers in the church's leadership pipeline. Here are five practical ways to open doors of ministry for the called and chosen women among us.
For those who choose to live as called, courageous women - unimpeded by the leaden weight of resentment - here are a few things to consider.
Mike and Kerry Clarensau
Wise strategies can minimize the unique challenges of tandem ministry and help ministry couples realize the amazing opportunities such partnership affords.
The Book of Ruth provides an excellent DNA model for intentionally mentoring other women. Her story provides nine character traits of intentional mentoring.
Here are the stories of five women whose lives and ministries shaped the Assemblies of God. They did not intend to become world-changers; they simply followed the flow of the Holy Spirit. The rest is history.
George Paul Wood
EJ Online for 2015 - Spring
- Ministry in Rural America
- Speaking in Tongues: Its Essence, Purposes, and Use (Part 3)
- The Perfect Storm
- Why Your Church Might Not Be as Good - or as Bad - as You Think
- Who’s Your Supporting Cast This Week?
David Paul Smith
In the aftermath of an explosive event in the church, you can bring healing water to the survivors. Here is how.
Danny W. Davis
Here are three signs signaling your church may be in trouble and in need of revitalization.
Sometimes our best staff members leave us because they're disengaged from their work - and we're often to blame. So what can we do about it?
MANAGING THE MAYHEM OF MINISTRY
The KingDom Net: NETWORKING for pastors
DEALING WITH DOUBTERS
MINISTRY & MEDICAL ETHICS
Christina M.H. Powell
Q&A for Ministry Wives
- E Shorts
- EJ Online
- With Christ
- Clergy Craft
- News & Trends
- News & Resources
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