Does the Bible authorize women to work as evangelists?

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy” (Acts 2:17, 18).

Evangelism is the spreading of the gospel by preaching or personal witness. The New Testament gives us references of women evangelists who spread the Word of God:

  1. Mary Magdalene ran to tell others of Christ’s resurrection, as she was the first to see him alive (John 20: 11-18).
  2. The Samaritan woman told her city of Jesus after her encounter with him at a well (John 4:1-42).
  3. Lydia, who was a dealer in purple cloth, told others of Jesus and eventually her whole household were baptized (Acts 16: 11-14).
  4. Priscilla, with her husband Aquila, evangelized with Paul (Acts: 18: 2-3; 18:18, 18:19, 18:26; Romans 16:3-4; 1 Corinthians 16:19; 2 Timothy 4:19) and later taught Apollos the Word more accurately (Acts 18:26).
  5. Euodia and Syntyche, served on Paul’s evangelistic team (Philippians 4:2, 3).
  6. “The elect lady” spoken of by the apostle John was a helper in the gospel work, a woman of good repute and wide influence (2 John 1:1).
  7. Junia and Andronicus were another team of evangelistic workers in the early church (Romans 16:7).

Women evangelists can often labor by the side of their husbands accomplishing noble work in the Lord’s vineyard.

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