Women In Leadership

In the New Testament church, we see a call to servanthood in imitation of Jesus – a call given to both men and women equally. 

In response to the message of the kingdom, the Vineyard Movement encourages, trains, and empowers women in all areas of leadership.

We believe that God calls and gifts leaders within the church as He chooses and that this is not limited by gender, age, ethnicity, economic status, or any other human distinction (1 Cor. 12:11; Gal. 3:28).

The role of the church community is to discern God’s gifting and calling for leadership and also to discern the maturity and character required for leadership (1 Tim. 3:1-13).

In the Jesus-following community, leadership centers around serving the body of Christ in humility and self-sacrificial love (Matt. 20:25-28).

In the New Testament church, we see a call to servanthood in imitation of Jesus – a call given to both men and women equally. We believe we are better together.

 

Breaking Down Barriers

In the Vineyard, every area of leadership is open to both men and women who have the desire for humble service to the community of believers and whose God-given gifting and calling for leadership has been recognized and affirmed by the church community.

We actively work to break down barriers that prevent women from fully using their gifts and living out God’s call on their lives, and to build a community of churches in which the whole body of Christ is actively serving to the fullness of their ability.

Women In Leadership is our national taskforce dedicated to encouraging, mentoring, and supporting women in ministry.

Our Women In Leadership team supports this effort by holding conferences and seminars on various topics related to women following Jesus in the humble path of leadership.

In our booklet One In Christ: Men & Women Together In Ministry, we explore this topic and lay out our theological view celebrating women in ministry.

 Servant Leadership

God calls and gifts leaders within the Church as He chooses, not limited by gender, age, ethnicity, or economic status (1 Cor. 12:11; Gal. 3:28).

 Women In The Vineyard

Since the beginning of the Vineyard, women who aspired to church leadership were welcomed as prayer leaders, group leaders, and worship leaders.

 Better Together

We believe that we as men and women lead “better together.” God is building His church, and everyone gets to play.

 Events

Watch for Women In Leadership events via our Vineyard USA Events page.