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Women’s Leadership Ministry helps churches and ministries create a culture for men and women to thrive in ministry.

This year we commemorate the 25 years of women in ecclesiastical office in the Christian Reformed Church. The journey of women in the CRCNA entails a long history and legacy of women using their God-given gifts and callings in local and global missions.

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Join Us for the 25th Anniversary Celebration

Two Events, One Celebration!

Location: Tinley Park Convention Center, Chicago, IL

Banquet (Aug 3 at 6pm) with keynote speaker, Ruth Haley Barton: "Women and Men in Transforming Community: Renewing our Vision for Partnering Together in Christ"
Workshop (Aug 4 at 9am) with author Rob Dixon: “Together in Ministry: Women and Men in Flourishing Partnerships”

Inspire 2022 officially begins after the workshop with the theme of "Inspired to be One". That is our hope for all.

Ruth Haley Barton

Ruth Haley Barton

Doctor of Divinity, Northern Seminary

Ruth Haley Barton is founding president/CEO of the Transforming Center, a ministry dedicated to strengthening the souls of pastors and Christian leaders, and the congregations and organizations they serve. For over twenty years, she has ministered to the soul care needs of pastors and leaders based upon her conviction that the best thing we bring to leadership is our own transforming selves.

Rob Dixon

Rob Dixon

DIS, Fuller Theological Seminary

Rob Dixon is an associate regional ministry director with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA and senior fellow for gender partnership with the InterVarsity Institute. He is an adjunct professor at Fresno Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary and provides training on flourishing mixed-gender ministry partnerships for numerous organizations around the country. Rob is the author of Together in Ministry.



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