Status and Role of Women

"Full and Equal Participation of Women"

 

GCSRW Rep: Dianne Spencer

 

Contact:
Emily Case


emily.case@ngumc.net

 

 

About Status and Role of Women

Mission

     Our mission is to challenge The United Methodist Church at all levels to work for full and equal participation of women in the total life of the denomination, including ordination of women, equal access to policy-making and recognition that Jesus Christ calls men and women alike to salvation, liberation, discipleship and service in church and society. (From Mission Statement of GCSRW at www.gcsrw.org)

     The purpose of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women shall be to challenge The United Methodist Church, including its general agencies, institutions, and connectional structures, to a continuing commitment to the full and equal responsibility and participation of women in the total life and mission of the Church . . . The General Commission shall function as an advocate . . . and as a monitor to ensure inclusiveness in the programmatic and administrative functioning of The United Methodist Church.  (2004 Book of Discipline ¶ 2101)