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A Note from the Women’s Leadership Ministry

Peer Learning  Grants to Continue Living BRAVEly

This past year we’ve learned that bravery is developed and strengthened in safe, authentic spaces of true community. Women leaders from the US and Canada concluded five weeks of virtual gatherings sharing their lived experiences in the current climate of the CRC. “I don’t want this to end,” expressed one participant. It doesn’t have to end! Peer group learning is a mainstay of Pastor Church Resources.

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Women’s Ordination Milestone

The CRCNA reached a milestone as its 200th and the 201st women pastors were ordained earlier this year.

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Creating Space

An insightful article that speaks on the unique gifts that ordained women bring to the CRC and the body of Christ overall.

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A Pastor’s Memoir

A book by Carolyn Cammenga outlines the ways she has served during her more than sixty years of ministry in missions, Christian education, and as a pastor.

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An Alberta Journey

A look at the past 25 years and stories from three women that illustrate the range of connections between the earlier years of foundation building and today’s reality.

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Other Articles to Note

  • Knowing Whose I Am
    Joyce Sluiter tells her story of navigating eight decades of leading in the church.
  • Looking Back & Looking Ahead
    Calvin Seminary’s Magazine “Forum” commemorates the 25th year of women’s ordination in the CRC

Upcoming Events 

  • Christians for Biblical Equality International Conference
    Sept 10-11 (Online Virtual Event)
    Six keynote addresses and more than 20 workshops to help elevate women's equality in church and Christian NGO work. More Info and Register Here
  • Vibrant Congregations: “Church Now Conversation”
    September 16 (online at 11am ET)
    Listen in on a presentation by and a conversation with author Susan Beaumont on “How to Lead When you Don’t Know Where you are Going”  Register Here
  • Women’s Leadership Cafe
    Sept. 23 (online at 3-4pm ET)
    Join together and connect with fellow women clergy in the CRCNA. On the fourth Thursday of every month, we discuss topics suggested and facilitated by one of your colleagues in ministry. Register Here
  • In-Person CRC Pastors Conference
    Nov. 2-4 (Albuquerque, NM)
    This event’s goal is to offer active CRC parish pastors and regional pastors a safe place in which to gather for support, encouragement, learning, rest and fellowship. More information available. Registration is limited to 100 so don’t delay! Register online by September 30.
  • CRCNA Safe Church Webinar
    Nov. 17 (online at 12:00pm ET)
    Amanda Benckhuysen and Elaine May will talk with Beth Allison Barr about her new book, The Making of Biblical Womanhood and discuss what the Bible does and does not say about women and women’s roles. Get More Info or Register Now

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