The most common scriptures used to oppose women ministry are 1 Corinthians 14:34 and 1 Timothy 2:12.  However, we must remember the Bible does not contradict itself, and God is a God of order. If what we read in reference to Timothy who pastors Ephesus contradicts what Paul wrote to other churches, it is obvious that what occurred in Timothy’s situation in an isolated problem that needed to be addressed by Paul, but is not Paul’s instruction to all churches universally. In 1 Corinthians 11:15 & 16. Paul is giving instruction for women to prophesy in the church. Also, in 1 Corinthians 14:31, Paul says ALL may prophesy. Prophecy is defined as inspired preaching and teaching.

For additional information, please read:

Acts 2: 17&18

Romans 16

Colossians 4:15