Fresh Vision

Post a Comment » Written on October 1st, 2012     
Filed under: Testimonies and Stories
This post was submitted by Rev. Gricel Medina, CBGE Chairperson

The Covenant’s Commission on Biblical Gender Equality has consistently and diligently provided a strong voice of advocacy for women in every position of leadership within the church including pastoral.  It has brought visibility to an often misunderstood issue within the local church. It continues to make significant forward momentum for women. Women are now being seriously considered in positions traditionally held by men. The Commission on Biblical Gender Equality has seen women strategically succeeding in positions of leadership including Superintendents and executive positions within the denomination. CBGE continues to be a unified and strong advocate voice for all women seeking positions of leadership within the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC).

As chairperson it is my passion to ignite a fresh vision that creates dialogue affirming Biblical Gender Equality in the church, in the home, in the seminary, in the university and in our communities.  Our long-term goals are to continue making people aware of our affirmation of women at every stage of life.  The guiding factors of our mission are to grow collaboratively as men and women in the journey of Biblical Gender Equality.

It is a privilege to come up with creative ways we can continue to nurture an empowering landscape of gender equality throughout our Evangelical Covenant Churches. Our continued prayer is that believers would search the Holy Scriptures and become inspired, convicted and compelled to follow the Biblical model of gender equality.

Recently, we sent approximately 300 pieces of our egalitarian materials to the people of Kenya, Africa. Young women are offered Summer of Wonder at our CHIC events. We are intentionally searching for ways we can create new resources that spread the message. We look forward to the upcoming release of a video of Dr. Rev. Dave Kersten sharing an historical landscape on the journey of women in pastoral ministry entitled “The Journey of a Decade”.  Stay tuned to this blog as we share relevant stories of women in the church, home and community.  Along with these stories we will provide occasional book reviews relevant to biblical gender equality issues as well as offer a host of reference materials and articles already in print in various Covenant publications.  We hope that these offerings and your comments might be inspiring, informative, and helpful for the journey.

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