More than 400 RCA members have signed a statement calling for an end to harassment, abuse, and sexual violence
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."
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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.
RCA Women: A Legacy of Leadership offers a sampling of the strong, faith-filled, trailblazing women in leadership throughout the history of the Reformed Church in America. We honor and celebrate all women’s stories, told and yet untold, across the United States and Canada and well beyond. These inspiring stories, with all their joys and challenges, are part of our past, present, and future legacy as God’s beloved daughters who have and will continue to make significant, transformative contributions in the church and in the world. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story (Psalm 107:2b)!
To share your story or that of a woman you know, please contact Rev. Liz Testa, coordinator for Women’s Transformation and Leadership, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories about Women in the RCA
One delegate’s experience at the World Communion of Reformed Churches’ 2017 General Council.
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.
When a crucial need arose in Fellowship Reformed Church’s community, one member rallied her church to meet it.
Events for Women in the RCA
Save the dates
New Brunswick Theological Seminary invites you to the third annual Women’s Stories Day at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, co-hosted by the Reformed Church Center and the RCA Office for Women’s Transformation and Leadership, to be held on Saturday, 2 February 2019 (snow date 9 February 2019), from 10 am - 2:30 pm. This year’s theme will be: “Taking a Stand,” featuring stories of RCA women advocating to change their world.
Building God’s Church Together Learning Event
February 16, 2019
ReNew Community Church
People throughout the Reformed Church in America have been exploring what it means for women and men to flourish in ministry...together! In partnership with the Classes of Central Iowa and Pleasant Prairie, we invite you to join us for this day-long workshop in a retreat-like setting. We will share the joys and challenges of partnering in ministry with someone of a different gender than you. Explore scripture, hear stories, identify your current realities, and imagine new pathways that can result in greater flourishing for women and men as they partner together in your ministry context. Local leaders will be joined by Dr. Rob Dixon, Rev. April Fiet, Ms. Lesley Mazzotta, and Rev. Liz Testa for an interactive, Spirit-led day of transformation and growth.