In north central New Jersey, one RCA congregation is making a big difference through the simple act of prayer—in many forms.
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
Hospital chaplain Liz Niehoff works in an organ transplant unit. She says her work is anything but easy—but also beautiful, life-giving, and miraculous.
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.
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.
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.