Women's leadership naturally depends upon the development of women's gifts. At the same time, successful women's leadership depends upon a church and a society ready to receive and support women as leaders. Such movements in the church and the world depend upon women and men working together towards change.
Surveys honoring the Anniversaries of Women’s Ordination 35th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women Rostered Leader Survey (2006) Analysis of Length of Time Waiting for First Call (1996) Analysis of First Calls to Ordained Ministry (1997)
Keeping track of institutional practices has been one way of marking progress of the full inclusion of men and women in leadership in this church. The former Commission for Women commissioned these surveys in honor of the anniversaries of women’s ordination.
Analysis of On Leave from Call (1998)
Women’s Leadership Roundtable Evaluation (2001)
Call the Laborers
Created by the Commission for Women in 1992, this resource assists congregations in exploring issues related to women in ordained ministry.
Women in Church and Society of Lutheran World Federation
The Lutheran World Federation’s Department for Mission and Development’s Desk for Women in Church and Society, based in Geneva, Switzerland, accompanies the member churches of the LWF and the LWF Secretariat, providing opportunities for leadership, addressing the varied needs of women, and promoting the formulation of gender-based policies and practices to make the LWF an inclusive communion that draws upon the gifts that women bring.
Women of the ELCA
Women of the ELCA, the women’s organization of the ELCA, has thousands of participants in thousands of congregations. Together the women are committed to growing in faith, affirming their gifts, supporting one another in their callings and engaging in ministry and action that promotes justice and wholeness for all people.