Before we look at women’s place in ministry, let’s briefly consider the role of women in general.
On the Day of Pentecost, Peter saw in the event the fulfilment of the prophecy of Joel 2:28.
In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy… Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. (Acts 2:16-18 NIV)
Pentecostals believe that while this outpouring of the Spirit on both men and women applied in the Apostolic Age, it has a special and more complete fulfilment in the Pentecostal movement spawned in the early 20th century.