One of the best-kept secrets in Christianity is the enormous role that women played in the early church. Women were important members of the movement, although much of the information in the New Testament on the work of women has been overlooked. When Martha complains to Mary that she should instead be helping in the kitchen, Jesus says that, on the contrary, “Mary has chosen what is better” (Luke 10:38-42).
As Paul thought fondly of Timothy and his sincere faith, he was reminded that such faith also dwelt first in Timothy’s grandmother, Lois, and in his mother, Eunice. Perhaps these women were prayerful, dutiful, and true to their faith that the Apostle recommended Timothy to follow their persuasion and affection they have with their Lord. Having any shadow of doubt beginning from the home, church and the society, virtuous women are needed; during the time of the disciples many groups of Christians organized within the homes of believers to strengthen the faith of other, women would offer their homes for meetings as they consider important within the movement and assumed leadership roles.
The primary reason why a new philosophy needs to be develop for women’s roles in the church is the fact that there are a variety of developments in the homes of girls that affects their future as women, parents, wives and leaders. Church has to be the place where the healing begins and a place where people are free to tell their stories.