Women have played an integral role in the Assemblies of God since its inception in 1914. The Network of Women Ministers, originally named The Task Force for Women in Ministry, was created at the urging of the General Superintendent and placed under the direction of Dr. Beth Grant in 1999 to provide support and training for credentialed women and those looking to fulfill their ministerial call. As a result of this initiative, the ratio of women ministers to men ministers within the Assemblies of God is at an all-time high. Crystal Martin assumed the role of Director of the Network of Women Ministers in 2017.
The mission of this network is to see women move from recognition of their call to placement in ministerial leadership. This will be accomplished by cultivating a culture that identifies gifts and opens doors to position women in ministry. Growth within this culture is achieved by creating opportunities for connecting, coaching, mentoring, and equipping women in ministerial and leadership competencies. With this in mind, we aspire to fully integrate the women of this generation and the generations to come, into every organizational level of ministerial leadership.
Mobilizing women to fulfill their ministerial call.
Acts 2:17 NIV “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”
The image of God is best reflected and the Church of Jesus Christ is healthiest when both men and women are empowered to fulfill their calling at every level of ministerial leadership.
9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Romans 12 ESV
• Honor. Devoting ourselves to one another, we will respect and serve ministry colleagues in humility valuing them above ourselves.
• Authenticity. Sharing our ministry stories, we will speak words of truth and model grace.
• Forgiveness. Releasing real and perceived ministry offenses, we will rely on God’s redeeming love.
• Hope. Engaging in the mission and living by our values, we will step into our best days as women ministers.
points of engagement
• Advocate. Cultivating a diverse culture that identifies gifts and opens doors to position women in ministry.
• Collaborate. Creating opportunities for women through connecting, coaching, and mentoring.
• Train. Equipping women in ministerial and leadership competencies