Leadership Development: Women's Ministry  |  April 2019

You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.

—Isaiah 58:11

Welcome to the First Women’s Ministry Newsletter

Women’s Ministry exists to help churches and ministries create a culture for men and women to thrive in ministry. We are a new ministry of the CRCNA and are launching this bi-monthly e-newsletter to communicate and connect with you. We have many resources and opportunities for you to engage with including a new website and brochure. Read more.

Ministry Highlights

Suggestions for Individuals and Churches to Consider Family Leave - Caring for the families of those who lead our churches and work within our denomination, therefore, seems paramount. This document offers CRC churches suggestions for individuals and churches to consider for family leave. Read more.

Synod 2019 - SAVE-THE-DATE Friday, June 14. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24 Join us for a catered dinner for all women synod delegates and from our community churches and denominational office. A guest speaker will join us.

Events Calendar

  • April 11, 2019, Town Hall lunch with Damaris Seleina Parsitau on “The Kingdom of Holy Women”, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI
  • April 12, 2019, Calvin Theological Seminary Women's Advocacy Lunch with students.
  • April 27, 2019, Inspirational Women’s Conference, The Meeting House on Oakville, ON
  • June 14, 2019, CRC Banquet for Women, Embracing Our Story, 5:15 - 6:45 pm, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • August 1 - 3, 2019, Inspire 2019, Windsor, ON. Rediscovering Servant Leadership workshop on Friday, August 2, 10 - 11 am, led by Denise Posie.
  • Nov. 6 - 17, 2019, She is Called Holy Land Trip, Trip leaders, Dr. Josh and Sally Vis, Rev. Dustyn Keepers, Lesley Mazzotta and Rev. Liz Testa.
  • Are you hosting a gathering for women in your region this year? We would like to post your event on the events calendar. Send an email with information to

Get Connected

Women's Ministry Clusters - WMC. We are exploring the idea of virtual regional clusters to support leadership training events, hold discussions for planning women’s celebrations, share resources, have times for prayer, and more. The WMC’s are for all women and vital for diverse learning and conversations. Join WMC Now

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