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Missional women have always played a vital role in the advancement of the gospel. The church—as the bride for whom Christ bled, died, and was raised—ought to be a place where women are loved, taught, respected, heard, and deployed for service. They should thrive as Christ’s ambassadors in the world, as they are built up in him.
True, humble, gospel-centered leadership in the church will foster this kind of environment.
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Just a quick glance at Paul’s ministry shows that he sought to equip and encourage women in the gospel. In Philippians 4, he says that Euodia and Syntyche “labored side by side with [him] in the gospel” (Phil. 4:3). He also commends a number of other female co-laborers in Romans 16.
Remember, these texts were penned by the same guy who taught male headship in the church and home! But Paul didn’t see male headship as a contradiction to women being co-laborers in the gospel; he believed they went hand-in-hand. In fact, women ought to be co-laborers for the sake of the gospel...
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