Contribution to Book
The chapter evaluates an interpretation of the New Testament ministry that argues that there was no specific local church organization spelled out in the Bible. The absence of organizational structure allows for the ordination of women in the local church and presents Junia as the first female apostle and Phoebe as a female minister. The evaluation presents the biblical structure of leadership and shows that through incorrect interpretation of the texts this view distorts the biblical view of local church leadership.
Prove All Things: A Response to Women in Ministry
Mercedes H. Dyer
Berrien Springs, MI
Damsteegt, P. Gerard, "Shapes of Ministry in the New Testament" (2000). Faculty Publications. 67.