I find it hard to believe that people still believe God does not have a role for women in leadership in " His " Church. Peter's proclamation of God pouring out His Spirit, it wasn't to be a garden hose that he was going to pour out on a specific gender...it was for woman and man alike. At the foot of His cross the ground is level, and the floor in "His" church is as level. God wants to release very believer, and every gift He has given. I hunger for a church subitted to servanthood, humility, of a communal leadership...men and women side by side. I'm reminded of the prophetic quote by, J.G. Morrison.
The advent of Jesus Christ saved womanhood. Not only saved souls of those who accepted and believed on Him, but brought the whole human race to see, at least wherever the gospel light has spread at all, that woman's place is not at man's feet, but is at his side. . . . [Christian] women, do not forget your heritage. You are the spiritual descendants of the Sarahs, the Deborahs and the Hannahs of the Old Covenant. Your line is renewed again in the New Testament in Mary who gave birth to Jesus Christ; Elizabeth who mothered His great forerunner; in Mary of Bethany, who anointed His precious head and feet; in Mary Magdalene, who was last at His cross and first at His empty tomb; in the host of women who in the early gospel days, gave their hearts, homes and deepest toil to the cause of the Master.
Your line is again renewed in church history, until for faithfulness, devotion, heroism, martyrdom and all else that pleases the heart of the great Christ, woman has . . . borne the brunt, shared the vigils, preached with life and lip and handed the cause on to the next age with its banners proudly breasting every gale of opposition! . . . Remember then, sisters, your marvelous heritage and your amazing responsibility.
We will not win the future war of the Church without women coming into place for what God is doing in this hour. Now is the time, dear sisters, for you to understand your invaluable worth, to come into the alignment God has for you and to exercise the unique gifts and callings the Lord has for you at this strategic time in history. If you will do so, great victory lies ahead for the Church of Jesus Christ!