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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Building God's Church Together

How do we raise both/and leaders in an either/or world?

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. 

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 and Leadership - RCA Ministry Fund

The RCA is working to become a place where all women are equipped and empowered to fully exercise their gifts in the life, ministry, mission, and offices of the church.

Preventing Sexual Abuse in the Church

Getting to the roots of abuse in the church FREE WE ARE SPEAKING WEBINAR

Stories about Women in the RCA

Mental Illness Finds a Place at the Saturday Center

Each Saturday, West End Collegiate Church invites people who need mental or emotional healing to gather for food, fellowship, and a discussion on faith.

My Voice: Love Fills the Small Things

When Kanoko came to United States for college, she thought there was no way she would become a Christian.

Friends, Not Enemies

Terrorism is not what Islam is about. This concept became clear to Lesley Mazzotta during a trip to Oman. 

Finding Refuge

Sandy Khabbazeh, a Syrian refugee, came to Ponds Reformed Church for a place to pray. She found a place to call home.

Grief Turned to Gratitude

A weekend of fellowship and spiritual women makes a difference for women in the Mid-Atlantics.

Events for Women in the RCA

Save the dates

Free webinar:

GETTING TO THE ROOTS OF ABUSE IN THE CHURCH

December 12, 2018
 


Building God’s Church Together Learning Event

February 16, 2019

ReNew Community Church

Ames, Iowa

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 in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, February 15, 2019, 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. Stay tuned for registration details coming soon. 

Download the latest Events and Opportunities brochure; en español


Read the latest Women's Newsletter to find out more about upcoming 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