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.
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?
"We Believe" Sermon Outlines
Four core beliefs define the message of the Assemblies of God: Salvation, Divine Healing, Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the Second Coming of Christ. Here are related sermons.
- The Purpose of the Holy Spirit In the Christian
- The Potential of the Holy Spirit
- The Plan of the Holy Spirit
- The Penalty of Grieving the Holy Spirit
- Benefits of Being Filled With the Holy Spirit
- I Believe in Sanctification
- I Believe in the Church
- The Rapture and the Revelation
- What is the Meaning of Pentecost
- Our Blessed Help And Hope!
- Christ The Healer (of physical diseases)
- Salvation 3 S’s
- The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
- Spirit Baptism: Headwaters For Pentecostal Gifts and Ministries
Links of Interest
Women in Ministry Website
The Women in Ministry web site is by women in ministry for women in ministry to support, connect, and strengthen the women of God and the infinitely creative callings they embrace in the 21st Century.
George O. Wood Web Site
Enrichment Renewal Retreats & Vacations
Resources and referrals for pastors and their families. Download PDF.
Global Center for Women & Justice
The mission of the Global Center for Women & Justice is to advance the global status of women through research, education, advocacy and collaboration. CWS promotes gender reconciliation and the inherent dignity of all persons, with hope toward equality and healing for humanity.
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