Women in Ministry Report - 24th May 2018

Women of the Burning Bush: Still Burning 25 Years On

In 1990 there had been a survey of women following a celebration of 25 years of ordination for women. At that time, a survey was commissioned out of concerns that, although there were opportunities for women to enter ordained ministry, there were still issues around their acceptance.

Fast forward 25 years and in 2015 the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) celebrated 50 years since the first ordination of women ministers in New Zealand. Following this, the Leadership Sub Committee was approached for endorsement of the concept of conducting a study to determine the current perception of ordained women ministers and an application was made to the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership (KCML). This was an important opportunity and we are grateful for the financial assistance through a Thornton Blair scholarship to accomplish this.  

This important report should encourage, inspire, challenge, and motivate all who read it. It is an important piece of work which will help us reflect on where we are at as a church and will help guide us as we strive to grow and move forward.

Please take the time to read and engage with this report.


You can read and download the full report here






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