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

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 announce our new campaign: #sheiscalled, a yearlong celebration of how we are called by God that will culminate at General Synod 2018.

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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. 

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. 

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

Stories about Women in the RCA

The Power of Partnership

Kathy King is a pastor. She’s also a social worker. Working as both brings added richness to her vocation, but it also has its challenges.

Women’s Breakfast Builds Bridges

In a year and a half, a women’s breakfast gathering ballooned from a dozen people to more than 50—and it’s creating bridges into the community. 

Advocating for Education: Community’s efforts lead to a new school

Since the 1960s, the neighborhood of Highbridge in the Bronx, New York, has been without a middle school. That changed when Highbridge Community Church and its pastor, Cora Taitt, joined with other churches and organizations in the neighborhood to convince New York City’s Board of Education of the need for a new school.

Community at the Table

Dawn Alpaugh shares about her church's soup kitchen ministry.

Reflections on Oman

Lesley Mazzotta recently returned from a 10-day trip to the Sultanate of Oman and shares her experiences and insights from the trip.