The Phoebe Project
Supporting Women's Ministry
Throughout the Bible we have examples of women who played a vital role in the Kingdom of God. Sarah, Rahab, Deborah, Ruth, Hannah and Esther demonstrated faith and courage in the face of a variety of difficult circumstances. We read of women who supported the ministry of Jesus, and it was women who stood beside the cross when others fled. Their devotion was rewarded, as they were the first to discover the empty tomb and meet the risen Lord.
In the early church we learn of Priscilla who, with her husband Aquila, had an influential ministry, and who risked their lives for the Apostle Paul, and showed great generosity to those in need. We also learn of wealthy women who opened their homes to God’s people and supported the work of the early evangelists. One such woman was Phoebe who served the church in Cenchreae, Greece. She supported a number of evangelists including Paul, and receives his commendation in Romans 16:1.
Throughout the history of the church, from Perpetua of Carthage (181-203), who was martyred for not renouncing her faith, to Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015), who took the Gospel to the Auca tribe that killed her husband, there are numerous shining examples of women of faith and courage.
SGA supports a number of women in the lands where we operate. We also support ministries in which women play a significant role. Some of these are better known to supporters than others. The aim of the Phoebe project is to raise awareness of these women and ministries so that they can be prayed for more knowledgeably, and supported by churches and individuals around the UK.