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Women in Ministry Links/Resources

Background

Fully half of this world’s population are women, and yet women are at a real disadvantage economically and socially in every country on earth, including the United States. Jesus saw fit to transcend the social mores of his day regarding women, and so can we.  The world could use more fair minded men and more women in ministry. Below are links that provide support for women in ministry or that provide a female-friendly interpretation of the biblical view on women.

Links

Christian Ministry Associations (non-denominational)

  • Association for Women in Ministry Professionals – website states that this association began with the desire to “unite and network with other professional women passionately committed to serving God in ministry.”
  • Christian Women Speakers Support – Stated goal of connecting leading speakers in Christian women’s ministry  [church affiliation and date of salvation required to register].
  • Ecumenical Women at the UN – website affirms a preferential option for the marginalized and advocates for gender equality at the United Nations
  • Evangelical – Ecumenical and Evangelical Women’s Caucus – EEWC – an international organization of  women and men who espouse equality. Inclusive Christian feminists from 1973.
  • God’s Word to Women, a teaching ministry presenting the Biblical truth that men and women are equal in terms of substance and value, privilege and responsibility, function and authority in all areas of life, ministry, and marriage. Outreach includes GWTW College and the Int’l Christian Women’s Hall of Fame.
  • International Association of Women Ministers (IAWM) – An association which states it promotes and encourages women in their call to ministry in Jesus.
  • Real Men Marry Ministers (facebook)
  • Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South  – This Center started in 1977 with a goal of supporting and connecting women in ministry. They have since expanded and now include a wide variety of programs on feminism, faith, creativity, spirituality, and justice.  They “weave feminism and spirituality into a vision of justice for the world.”
  • Right to the Heart of Women – ”Imagine what could happen in your life and ministry if you could find the support, encouragement and help you need?”
  • WATER (Women’s Assn for Theology Ethics and Ritual) –  “an international community of justice-seeking people who promote the use of feminist values to make religious and social change”
  • Women in Ministry – “Developing, mentoring and resourcing vocational women ministers and women preparing for the ministry…”
  • Young Women in Ministry – “Young Women in Ministry (YWIM) promotes fellowship and support for young women walking in various stages of their calls to ministry. We provide opportunities for emerging women ministers (lay or ordained) to sit at the feet of and glean pearls of wisdom from other experienced women preachers and from each other.”

Christian Ministry Associations (denominational)

Research and Leadership Centers

Women of Color, Subgroups within Women’s Ministry

Women’s support, general

A Few Favorite Quotes

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. – Galatians 3:28

The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; – Titus 2:3-5

And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
– Judges 4:4-5

So God created man in God’s own image, in the image of God… male and female God created them. – Genesis 1:27