8 Strategies

Post a Comment » Written on August 16th, 2017     
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Rev. Gricel Medina is an ordained Covenant minister. She recently spoke as a plenary and workshop leader during Christians for Biblical Equality’s conference “Mutual by Design.” Her writing has been featured in both English and Spanish in various publications. Gricel previously has served on the Commission for Biblical Gender Equality and was the first Hispanic to serve as its chair. She wrote in June 2017 on “8 Strategies for Lifting Women in Leadership in Your Church.” She also has written for COV in the article entitled “Voices: Our Advocacy,Our Words.” In addition, here you will find more links to her writing.

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    Redemption’s Strong Song

    Post a Comment » Written on August 9th, 2017     
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    Sarah Monson is the worship arts minister at NewDay Covenant Church in Rochester, Minnesota.  She currently is in the final stages of her commissioning process with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Sarah has a beautifully strong voice which can be heard in her music, ministry and advocacy for women. Recently in COV she was featured in an article about her ministry with women who have been incarcerated. This well written piece is full of hope and healing in its story telling.

    If you are interested in reading more from Sarah, check out this article entitled “The Voice that Speaks to Women” also published in COV last March.

     

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      Single White Female Pastor

      Post a Comment » Written on August 3rd, 2017     
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      The challenge to live one’s vocationally call with integrity while navigating the expectations of others is difficult. Being a single female seeking a pastoral call in a traditionally “man’s world” adds a whole other layer of complexity. Here is one woman’s reflection on her personal journey as a “Single White Female Pastor.”

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        Dr. Jean Lambert, Covenant Theologian

        Post a Comment » Written on June 19th, 2017     
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          Call Waiting

          1 Comment » Written on June 13th, 2017     
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          Susan Cosio is an ordained Covenant pastor, spiritual director and board-certified chaplain. She serves on the Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) Executive Board and is the creator and facilitator of a contemplative retreat for women in ministry called, “Echo: Women Who Hear and Respond to God’s Call.”

          We still have a landline. That ages me, I guess. But we keep it for those long-shot callers who don’t have our cell phone numbers. (Although the only calls we actually get are from telemarketers and CVS Pharmacy reminding me to renew my prescriptions.)

          And from my Mom.

          Even though I’ve reminded her for years that the best way to reach me is on my cell, she insists on leaving me messages at home. She says she’s afraid she will interrupt me, or catch me at a bad time. She’s never been one to intrude.

          So she leaves me a message, asking me to call back when I can.




          I’m a Deborah: Sarah Hammersborg

          Post a Comment » Written on June 9th, 2017     
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            I’m a Deborah: Daniella Flores

            Post a Comment » Written on June 5th, 2017     
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              I’m a Deborah: Catherine Gilliard

              Post a Comment » Written on June 1st, 2017     
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                I’m a Deborah: Peg Kohring

                Post a Comment » Written on May 29th, 2017     
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                  Mental Assent vs. Engagement

                  Post a Comment » Written on May 27th, 2017     
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                  In a recent Covenant Companion article entitled “Before You Exit, Ensure You’re in the Right Seat,” Jelani Greenidge exhorts those “in positions of power to honest reflection and extensive auditing to reveal the ways we continue to unintentionally communicate to women that they’re not as qualified to lead.” Greenidge writes from his personal experience as an Associate Pastor who serves under a female lead pastor. He concretely notices and names the difference between holding an abstract position that women can lead in churches and actually making a way that their presence in pastoral leadership is normative.

                  Thanks Jelani for your insightful reflection and strong challenge.

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