H19 Women's Ministries according to the Christian Scriptures (30-150 C.E.)

iconLeadership in the Jesus Movement, as instituted by Jesus Christ, has developed in many ways during the long history of the Church. What was Jesus' original vision? What practices go back to the first century?

As always, the Church is being nourished and challenged by going back to its sources. Small wonder that theological scholars in our own times are re-examining the data provided by the inspired Scriptures. In particular, modern scholarship focuses on the position of Christian women. What functions and ministries, if any, were open to them? How did their participation provide an outreach and a charism that was unique to them as women?