We Are Speaking Webinars

We held five months of fruitful webinars and extend our gratitude to the participants and leaders for their wisdom, authenticity, and willingness to engage. We are developing more resources, including a mini leadership collaborative (virtual small group) and topic-specific webinars coming this fall. If you'd like to be notified when these resources are available, please enter your email here. You can find current resources on our next steps page. If you have any questions, please reach out to us: Rev. Liz Testa, coordinator for Women’s Transformation and Leadership, at etesta@rca.org and pastor Eliza Cortés Bast, coordinator for Local Missional Engagement, at ebast@rca.org


Getting to the roots of abuse in the church


12:30 p.m. ET, Wed., Dec. 12

The global movements of #metoo and #churchtoo have reinforced the sad reality that sexual assault is a systemic evil in our world. The most current statistics from The National Sexual Violence Resource Center show that in the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experience some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime. When this abuse happens in a church community, the effects can be even more devastating, jeopardizing theological understanding, life-giving relationships and spiritual life. Join us for this webinar and share your experiences as faith leaders around these challenges.

Find support as we lift one another up and explore ways to create open, safe spaces for men and women to come together, have transformative conversations and address the social changes necessary to heal our community and the world.

This webinar will have a recommended video and an article to review in advance, which will be sent out upon registration. For more information on the webinar, contact Liz Testa ltesta@rca.org or Lesley Mazzotta lesleymazzotta@gmail.com.

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Webinar facilitators

Leslie MazzottaLesley Mazzotta is a spiritual director, workshop leader, educator, and writer, who serves as the educational facilitator and consultant for RCA Women's Transformation and Leadership. She is the founder of One World Girl, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that unites and empowers girls to be changemakers in the world. Lesley works to bring girls and women together from diverse backgrounds, to learn from one another, share their stories, build leadership gifts and explore ways to address and heal the divisiveness in their communities and the world.


Rob DixonRob Dixon has served on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for the last 21 years. In his current role, he oversees InterVarsity’s ministry on college and university campuses in central California and southern Nevada. Issues at the intersection of gender and faith are a key aspect of Rob’s ministry, and he recently completed a doctor of intercultural studies degree at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he researched attributes of flourishing male/female partnerships in mission. 


There will be more webinar opportunities coming in 2019, so please watch out for them!