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Growth Opportunities for Women

For Such A Time As This: Bringing Our Whole Story to Bear

We are wired for stories and wired to be changed by stories. And each of our stories is a part of God's Big Story. Join us on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time as women share stories of what has shaped us and freed us. We'll also reflect on how to bring our whole selves—bodies, intellects, and hearts—to bear. Like Queen Esther, we will spend some time discerning how our stories—the stories of our family, our faith, our growth—might speak into times of great upheaval. Email for the Zoom link.

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SAVE-THE-DATE:  CRC Clergy Women - Preaching Workshop on Thursday, June 25, 2:30 pm - 3:45pm led by Dr. Mary Hulst, Calvin University Chaplain and author of A Little Handbook for Preachers. More details to follow.


Church and Ministry Resources

Gender Dynamics in Church Leadership (Shared Leadership)

Four highly recommended podcasts created by Jim Herrington and Trisha Taylor, Co-Founders of the Leaders Journey (formerly of Ridder Renewal). These podcasts are essential in understanding some concerns that arise between men and women working together to build holistic ministry in our churches and ministries.

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A Downloadable Document for Equipping Leaders

Ten Ways for Men and Women Thriving in Ministry Together

How can we equip our leaders to serve and engage with someone of the opposite gender in healthy life-giving ways? If you would like to create a culture of flourishing, where men and women are working in shared leadership roles, there are some gender dynamics we should consider. The Leadership Diversity Women's Ministry is discovering some of these dynamics and would like to share them with you.

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Ministry Highlights

An Ending Phase for Staff of Women’s Ministry

Diane Dykgraaf served as assistant to the director of Leadership Diversity and she retired on June 1. Diane brought a wealth of experience and knowledge of women's roles in the CRCNA and a passion for ethnic diversity to support our vision and mission. We celebrated Diane's 24 years of service in a virtual setting by surprising her with colleagues and friends from the former Home Missions agency and more recent relationships. Our Women's Ministry Advisory Team joined in sharing memories and appreciation of Diane's service and the use of gifts. May God bless and guide Diane and her family in this new phase of life. 

I am looking forward to finishing well in my current role as director of Leadership Diversity on June 30. I celebrate 21 years of service. I celebrate amazing relationships and opportunities to serve others, especially Calvin Theological Seminary students, and the people who prayed for me. Above all, I praise God for his faithfulness! —Denise Posie



The 2020
National Day of Prayer

An open letter with reflections on the National Day of Prayer - May 7.

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Women’s Ministry Clusters will discontinue meeting for now. Further information to come about virtual clusters resuming in the future.

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