Her Story – Women & The Bible

Week 2 | The Church Needs “Priscillas”

May 19, 2024

Big Idea

The church needs “Priscillas,” women who teach and lead in the church to further the mission of Jesus.


Acts 18:1-4, Acts 18:24-28, Romans 16:3-5, and 1 Corinthians 16:19


In our current series, we’ll tell the stories of women in the Bible to inspire and encourage all of us to follow their example.

Opening Question

  • How often have you relocated? Describe your experience with moving.

Bible Discussion

  1. Read Acts 18:1-4. This is the first mention of Priscilla. Who was she, and how did she and her husband, Aquila, support Paul?

  2. Priscilla is mentioned again in Acts 18:24-28. What did she do in this passage? What is the significance of this when considering women in leadership and teaching roles in the church?

  3. Read Romans 16:3-5. What does Paul call Priscilla and Aquila here? What do you think this title signifies? What do these verses tell us about their commitment to the mission?

  4. Priscilla and Aquila are once again mentioned in 1 Corinthians 16:19. What does this tell us about their ministry and its effectiveness?

Life Application

  1. Share a story of a woman who has overcome adversity to do pioneering work. How does this empower and inspire you to rise above the confines of convention and comfort, to venture forward in faith, and to become a pioneer in your own right, advancing the kingdom of God with courage, wisdom, and love where you live, work, and worship?

  2. Just as Priscilla and Aquila supported Paul, who are the friends walking with you on your faith journey? Are you also intentionally supporting and encouraging them to fulfill their calling? If so, how are you doing that? If not, how can you start?

  3. As we were challenged this past Sunday, what next step do you need to take to become more fully who God created you to be? How can we as a group support you in that?

  4. End your group in prayer, asking God to help you take that next step to become more fully who He created you to be. This could be having a You+ conversation or being a friend to someone struggling. Wherever God leads you, He will be with you to help you accomplish what He has set on your heart.