Resources on Women in Ministry Leadership

I received the following email from Stacey Wynn. This is what I believe, and I highly recommend the links below for your further study.

“I am going to champion the equality of women in the church. God has given me the mission to bring clarity of purpose to women, so they can unleash their gifts within the church. With each day, I feel an urgency to do more to further the message of equality within the body of Christ. I believe the church is wide open to all believers regardless of race, gender or ethnicity. I believe Jesus Christ is our common denominator, as is our belief that the Holy Spirt was poured on all believers. I believe that the gifts of the Spirit determine our role within the body, not our biology. I also believe that speaking the truth of scripture is what sets us free.”

The following links are in response to I Timothy 2:12-15 NASB
12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
13 For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve.
14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.
15 But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.

Resource Links

Books for Further Study

Unveiling Paul’s Women: Making Sense of 1 Corinthians 11:2–16 by Lucy Peppiatt

Rediscovering Scripture’s Vision for Women: Fresh Perspectives on Disputed Texts by Lucy Peppiatt

The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth by Beth Allison Barr

Gender Roles and the People of God: Rethinking What We Were Taught about Men and Women in the Church by Alice Matthews

Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ  by Cynthia Long Westfall 

How I Changed My Mind about Women in Leadership: Compelling Stories from Prominent Evangelicals by Alan Johnson

Ten Lies The Church Tells Women: How the Bible Has Been Misused to Keep Women in Spiritual Bondage by J Lee Grady

Why Not Women: A Biblical Study of Women in Missions, Ministry, and Leadership by Loren Cunningham

The Equality Workbook: Freedom in Christ from the Oppression of Patriarchy by Helga and Bob Edwards