Balcony Women was compiled by the Women’s History Commission of the Department of Women Ministries and was released at Triennial XIII. It highlights over sixty brief stories of women who have encouraged and inspired the “ordinary” and extraordinary women of the Covenant. Women from all over the Covenant have contributed to this publication giving thanks and recognition to the women who most influenced their walk of faith.
This book presents stories of 22 Covenant women who were “forces for change” in the denomination from pioneers of the 1800s to women who are still alive today.
This study approaches the issue of women in ministry with a wide-angle lens instead of with a laser-focused on particular passages of scripture, though it is certainly biblically solid.
This eight-page paper was written ten years after the Evangelical Covenant Church voted to ordain women (in 1976), in order to put the arguments on paper.