Women in Ministry

The Evangelical Covenant Church affirms the call to ministry for all persons. We have ordained and fully credentialed women since 1976 and we seek to be a diverse and welcoming church that affirms the calling and gifts of the entire body of Christ.

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Covenant Documents

Click here to learn more about available Covenant-produced articles, books, and resources that address the call of women to pastoral ministry.

Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women

The Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women is an organized body of women and men clergy who affirm and support collaborative efforts within the Covenant Church to provide women clergy with opportunities to serve in their call. Click here to learn more.

Project Deborah

Gifted and godly people are all around us, but sometimes they remain invisible and untapped. Who are the women in your congregation called to lead? In the book of Judges, God raised up Deborah to lead the people of Israel as a trusted judge, prophet, and military leader. Through Project Deborah we seek to move the Covenant to a place where we recognize, mentor, and celebrate called and gifted women in our midst. Click here to learn more.

Commission on Biblical Gender Equality

The Commission for Biblical Gender Equality exists within the church as a voice and advocate for continued progress in this story. The commission exists to educate people in Biblical equality regarding gender; to advocate for justice in the structure of the church regarding gender; to equip the church to articulate the truth about Biblical equality regarding gender; and to advocate for the modeling of women in ministry and leadership in all possible venues within the church. Learn more

Christians for Biblical Equality

Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) is a nonprofit organization of Christian men and women who believe that the Bible, properly interpreted, teaches the fundamental equality of men and women of all ethnic groups, all economic classes, and all age groups. Click here to learn more.