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

We Are What We Eat

There is beauty in the mess of communion—in the spilling of the wine and the breaking of the bread.

6 Women Surprised by God’s Call

One Church explores how six RCA members or churches approach one area of ministry. For this issue, and in anticipation of the 2018 General Synod’s celebration of women in ministry, RCA Today talked to six women who have been surprised by God’s call in their lives.

Mind the Gap

Meredith Drive Reformed is using cultural agility to bridge generation gaps. Here’s what they’ve learned so far.

Uncovering Harlem’s History

Hidden beneath the city for more than 150 years, a burial ground for Harlem’s earliest black residents is rewriting New York history.

A Promise to All

When Case was baptized, his parents promised to raise him to know and love Christ. They never dreamed that this promise would one day impact their entire community.

Events for Women in the RCA

Save the dates

Building God's Church Together event:
Creating healthy ministry environments for men and women
Saturday, July 7, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Register now


Annual women’s connection dinner at General Synod
Friday, June 8, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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