women church leaders, Phoebe, Priscilla, Junia, Lydia, Chloe

I’ve been busy these past few weeks and haven’t written anything worth posting. So I thought I’d post links to some of my articles about New Testament women who were leaders and ministers. (This list is updated when I post something new on various women church leaders in the New Testament.)

The Chosen Lady 

Who was the Chosen Lady in 2 John?
Kuria “Lady” in Papyrus Letters 
The Elder and the Lady: A look at the language of 2 John

Euodia and Syntyche 

Women Church Leaders in Philippi
What were Euodia and Syntyche thinking?!


Did Priscilla Teach Apollos?
At Home with Priscilla and Aquila
Were there Women Elders in New Testament Churches?


Phoebe: Deacon of the Church in Cenchrea (Series)


Junia in Romans 16:7
Junia: The Jewish woman who was imprisoned with Paul

Philip’s Daughters 

Philip’s Prophesying Daughters


Lydia of Thyatira: The foreigner who became the founding member of the Philippian Church
Lydia and the “Place of Prayer” in Philippi
Rahab and Lydia: Two Faith-filled Women 


Apphia of Colossae: Philemon’s Wife or another Phoebe?


Nympha: A House Church Leader in the Lycus Valley (Col 4:15)


Who was Chloe of Corinth?

Various NT Women, including the Romans 16 women

Paul’s Personal Greetings to Women Ministers
Women Church Leaders in the New Testament
Working Women in the New Testament
Paul and Women, in a Nutshell
Were Priscilla, Phoebe and Junia friends?

Jezebel of Thyatira 

Jezebel of Thyatira: A Female False Prophet


Stephanas or Stephana: Man or Woman? (This article looks at the masculinisation of Junia’s, Nympha’s, and Euodia’s names.)

Image: Fractio Panis (“Breaking Bread”), a 2nd or 3rd-century fresco in the Greek Chapel in the Catacomb of Priscilla in Rome. The fresco depicts seven people at a table. It has been suggested they are sharing a Eucharist meal; however, it is more likely they are sharing a funerary banquet. Dorothy Irvin suggests that all the figures are women. “The Ministry of Women in the Early Church: The Archaeological Evidence, Duke Divinity School Review 45.2. (1980), 76-86.

Related Articles

A Collection of Articles on Paul and Women
A Collection of Articles on The Male Priesthood and Women in Ministry
The First Century Church and the Ministry of Women
Articles on whether women were pastorseldersbishops/overseers, or deacons in New Testament times.