Women

EMPOWERING AND EQUIPPING WOMEN

"The Reformed Church in America will be a fellowship of congregations in which all women are equipped and empowered to fully exercise their gifts in the life, ministry, mission, and offices of the church."


#sheiscalled

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Women on the move, in the movement of the Spirit. This is us. This is our ministry. It is a ministry that has a strong legacy, rooted in RCA women’s ministries and mission work and 40 years of ordained leadership. To God be the glory!

Women on the move, in the movement of the Spirit. From Holland, Michigan, to New York City; from Southern California to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and beyond—we are God’s beloved daughters seeking God’s will for our lives and embracing our gloriously diverse callings. We are stepping up with courage and holy boldness to be equipped for ministry, alongside each other and our brothers, in a world that longs to experience Christ’s love, peace, and liberation.

Women on the move, in the movement of the Spirit. Faithful, fearless women and girls called by God for just such a time as this, walking in the footsteps of Esther, Deborah, and Rahab, of Sarah and Hagar, Ruth and Naomi, and Mary and Elizabeth, of Phoebe, Junia, and Lydia.

It is in this spirit of purpose and joyful expectancy that we celebrate how RCA women continue this legacy today through the #sheiscalled campaign. The #sheiscalled campaign raises up the ways in which RCA women are living out their callings today, honors the legacy they follow, and looks forward to the ways women will continue to lead us in the future.

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Supporting women’s call to ministry

The Reformed Church in America believes women are called to use their gifts at every level of church leadership. 

"She is Called” Regional Women’s Retreat and Training Day

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center Carefree, Arizona September 7-9, 2018

“Ella es Llamada” Retiro de Mujeres Regional y Día de Capacitación

Centro de Retiros  Spirit in the Desert • Carefree, Arizona

About Women's Transformation & Leadership

A bit more about the goals of RCA Women's Transformation and Leadership.

Beth E. Marcus Scholarship Fund

The Beth E. Marcus scholarship fund supports women in the Reformed Church in America who are preparing for ministry through theological education.

Voices of Women

A space for RCA Women and our ecumenical sisters to share our stories, wisdom and inspiration.

A History of Women in the RCA

An historical overview and outline of women and leadership in the RCA.

Theological Resources by, for, and about Women in the Church

Recommended resources on theology written for women, by women, or about women. Resources by RCA women are shown in bold.

Commission for Women

The role and responsibilities of the Commission for Women.

Women's Transformation & Leadership - RCA Ministry Fund

"The Reformed Church in America will be a fellowship of congregations in which all women are equipped and empowered to fully exercise their gifts in the life, ministry, mission, and offices of the

Women’s Leadership Collaborative

“Transformative Leadership in Beloved Community” is a mini leadership collaborative that allows women to explore how to grow as leaders in beloved community—community that both empowers and challenges us to live fully into God’s call on our lives. 

Stories about Women in the RCA

Lifesaving Literacy

How literacy is bringing people in India out of poverty and into church.

“You Could Be My Daughters”

The women Patricia Johnson met reminded her of her own children. And that convinced her to get involved in the fight against human trafficking.

RCA Responds to #MeToo Movement

More than 400 RCA members have signed a statement calling for an end to harassment, abuse, and sexual violence

Church Unity 500 Years after the Reformation

One delegate’s experience at the World Communion of Reformed Churches’ 2017 General Council.

Seven People Doing Powerful Ministry through Worship

We talked to people who plan worship in RCA churches. Here’s what they told us about the role worship plays in the spiritual life of their churches.

Events for Women in the RCA

Save the dates

Far West Region women’s retreat (bilingual)
September 7-9, Spirit in the Desert, Arizona

Women’s global experience trip to Bahrain and India
January 14-26, 2019


Read the latest Women's Newsletter to find out more about these events.

Contact:

Liz TestaRev. Liz Testa
Coordinator for Women’s Transformation and Leadership
ltesta@rca.org
616-541-0897

 

Lorraine ParkerLorraine Parker
Administrative Assistant for Women’s Transformation and Leadership
lparker@rca.org
616-541-0896