The following information is provided only as a guideline for churches to assist them in the development of Freedom from Harassment policies. It should be contextualized to individual settings.
The central matter of “On Being A Healthy Pastor” is to clearly articulate components of ministerial health so that both ministers and those who care for them have the language to assess health.
Missional Moms Companion Booklet: With the aim of helping women grow deeper understanding of what it means to live missionally, this Bible study is meant to be experienced with a group of women who genuinely want to grow in their faith and live it out in real ways that impact the world. It challenges women to think deeply and set aside the assumptions they have lived with, and to ask difficult questions and seek answers from God’s word together. It is a companion piece to The Missional Mom: Living with Purpose at Home & in the World, by author Helen Lee. Every participant needs a copy of the Missional Mom book and a Bible.
The Missional Mom will affirm Christian mothers who desire to not only to build their homes in a Christ-like way, but engage the world with their skills, abilities, and interests. It won’t minimize the importance of a woman’s role in her home but it will encourage her to not ignore the stirrings God has planted within her to extend her influence.
“Project Deborah” is an initiative of the Commission on Biblical Gender Equality, encouraging pastoral leaders to identify and encourage women in their ministry contexts with leadership gifts. Download this brochure or visit the Project Deborah webpage to learn more.
Documents and media from Triennial XIV (2013) can be downloaded using the link(s) below. Triennial XIV (2013) took place August 15-18 through in San Diego, California and focused on the theme “Rooted.” Speakers include Kanyere Eaton, Judy Peterson, Renée Stearns, and Bianca Juarez Olthoff.
AVA (Advocacy for Victims of Abuse) is a ministry providing education, awareness, and support for persons dealing with childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. It is offered by Women Ministries of the Evangelical Covenant Church. This brochure gives definition to and important facts on abuse, and it lists the training and resources available to churches…
Developed by the Covenant’s Human Trafficking Task Force, PROTECT is a 40-page booklet developed as a part of the Covenant’s Break the Chains initiative. It is intended to empower local congregations to address the scourge of modern day slavery in their own communities.The eight-week discussion guide is intended as a supplement to the PROTECT booklet.
This newsletter deals with issues of domestic violence and abuse particularly for women and children.
Balcony Women was compiled by the Women’s History Commission of the Department of Women Ministries and was released at Triennial XIII. It highlights over sixty brief stories of women who have encouraged and inspired the “ordinary” and extraordinary women of the Covenant. Women from all over the Covenant have contributed to this publication giving thanks and recognition to the women who most influenced their walk of faith.