Women’s Issues


Post a Comment » Written on October 14th, 2016     
Filed under: AVA (Abuse), Women's Issues, Women's Ministry
abuse-is-not-okayAfter incendiary news about past sexual assaults in regards to our Presidential candidates, the New York Times had an article about Kelly Oxford, a social media powerhouse, as she was called, and her astounding twitter experience. On Friday, October 7, …

The Hap-Happiest Season?

Post a Comment » Written on December 4th, 2014     
Filed under: Updates, Women's Issues
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Wonderful Christmas-Note: This post was written by Pastor Kelly Johnston of Wakefield (Nebraska) Covenant Church and published in The Covenant Courier, her congregation’s newsletter. We’re sharing it here because it captures an important idea for all of us to remember

More on Why They Stay

2 comments Written on October 2nd, 2014     
Filed under: AVA (Abuse), Women's Issues, Women's Ministry
by Kay Marshall Strom

With one vicious punch to his fiancée, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pounded the issue of domestic violence into our national conscience. We recoiled at the video of him callously dragging her limp body out

AVA’s Suggestions for the NFL

Post a Comment » Written on September 9th, 2014     
Filed under: AVA (Abuse), Women's Issues, Women's Ministry

The AVA logo depicts a flaming candle shining brightly in the midst of the intertwined letters; the light of Jesus Christ who is the truth, brings healing to the abused.

by Yvonne DeVaughn, AVA Director for the Evangelical Covenant Church

Why Women Ministries?

15 comments Written on January 7th, 2013     
Filed under: Women's Issues, Women's Ministry
January 7, 2013

Women Ministries of the ECC

Do we really need gender-based ministry?

Why Women Ministries?

It is a good question. We should be asking it—and not just to justify our existence, but to discern how we create vision and move forward.

I’ve considered

Mending the Soul Training is Here

Post a Comment » Written on April 2nd, 2012     
Filed under: AVA (Abuse), Events, Updates, Women's Issues
Mending the Soul

AVA and Mending the Soul–a partnership to serve the Church!

NEXT MENDING THE SOUL TRAINING: May 4-5, 2012 on the campus of North Park University, Chicago, Illinois. Registration info HERE.

Through a new partnership with Mending the Soul

AVA—It’s International!

Post a Comment » Written on December 7th, 2011     
Filed under: AVA (Abuse), Women's Issues

Newly trained AVA Regional Coordinators in Bogota, Colombia

Something wonderful happened a few weeks ago.  A group of more than 50 Colombian women and men joined together in Bogota for three incredible days of learning about abuse.  Pastors, church leaders,

Hold Them in Your Heart

Post a Comment » Written on November 16th, 2011     
Filed under: AVA (Abuse), Women's Issues
AVA Advocate, Katy McGehee of Manteca, CA.

AVA Advocate Katy McGehee of the Stockton, California Covenant Church.

You are terrific intercessors, most of you, I know!

So when I ask you to pray, it’s a tremendous feeling, knowing you take the request seriously.

Last Saturday I went

AVA Advocate Becomes Victim

3 comments Written on November 2nd, 2011     
Filed under: AVA (Abuse), Updates, Women's Issues

AVA Advocate Katy McGehee (second from left) of Stockton, California, was commissioned on September 29 at the Mission Springs Women Ministries retreat.

What sadness we feel as we have learned of the tragic death of Advocacy for Victims of Abuse

Miss Representation and You

Post a Comment » Written on October 21st, 2011     
Filed under: Updates, Women's Issues
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For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
–Psalm 139:13-14

God's love for you is