Gender & Ministry by Lori Wagner is a republishing of part 2 of her previous book, Preach Like A Lady.
The Lord designed women to be intelligent, spiritually-led, and fully capable; and in every era, he used women to do exploits for his kingdom. In both the Old and New Testaments, women prayed, judged, led worship,prophesied, and explained the Word of God. Jesus counted women among his disciples, and Paul identified them as co-laborers able to teach, lead, and operate in the gifts of the Spirit. In revivals over the centuries, wherever the spirit of God moved, women ministered alongside men.
Women in ministry is not part of a progressive liberal agenda. Ministry is serving and should never be degraded by anyone demanding rights or attempting to dominate others. Followers of Jesus should, however, seek to discern the Lord's true intentions for his daughters through the 'wide-angle lens' of the whole Scripture. If there was a Debrorah or Huldah in the Old Testament-and a Junia or Priscilla in the New Testament-can there be a Crystal or Lindsay ministering in the church today?
Follow along with Lori as she tackles the most often debated passages and investigates the biblical and historical record of women in ministry.