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The Committee for Women in the Christian Reformed Church Collection

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Correspondence

Strategy Committee -Minutes and Related Documents

Speakers Bureau Documents

"Partnership in the Gospel" Conference Documents

Newsletters

Women's Issues at Synod

File Cards of all CRC Churches and Church Contacts

Business Meetings Minutes and Related Documents, "Cutting Edge" Strategy Committee Meetings

"Her Stories" Book Project

Retreats

Subject File -Articles

Subject File

Partnership in the Gospel Conferences Audio Tapes and Various Other Tapes

Organizational Materials

Joan Flikkema Materials

Correspondence

Minutes

Miscellaneous

Florence Kuipers Materials

CW-CRC Scholarship Committee

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Collection Overview

Title: The Committee for Women in the Christian Reformed Church Collection, 1974-2002

ID: COLL/358

Extent: 42.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Details the efforts of the Committee for Women in the Christian Reformed Church in North America that worked to have all members of the denomination be able to make full use of their talents in the home, church, and society. The committee was not an official agency of the denomination but was made up primarily of people from the denomination concerned about gender equity. The collection details various educational efforts such as newsletters, a speakers bureau, informational material, correspondence, workshops, etc., used by the committee.

Collection Historical Note

The Committee for Women in the Christian Reformed Church organized formally following Synod 1975’s decision to not open church offices to women. The committee sought to engage a dialogue in the denomination of the place of women in the home, in the church, and in society. A grass-roots effort, the committee conducted correspondence, collected information, issued a newsletter, disseminated data via speakers, workshops, retreats, mailings, and the like. In short, the committee served as a clearinghouse for views of the place of women in the denomination from 1975 until 1996 when that year’s synod left it to local congregations to decide on opening church offices to women.

Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1974-1990],
[Series 2: Strategy Committee -Minutes and Related Documents, 1978-1989],
[Series 3: Speakers Bureau Documents, 1986-1988],
[Series 4: "Partnership in the Gospel" Conference Documents, 1983, 1987-1988, 1990-1992],
[Series 5: Newsletters],
[Series 6: Women's Issues at Synod, 1978-1996],
[Series 7: File Cards of all CRC Churches and Church Contacts],
[Series 8: Business Meetings Minutes and Related Documents, "Cutting Edge" Strategy Committee Meetings, 1978-1988],
[Series 9: "Her Stories" Book Project],
[Series 10: Retreats, 1978-1984],
[Series 11: Subject File -Articles, 1978-1991],
[Series 12: Subject File, 1975-1992],
[Series 13: Partnership in the Gospel Conferences Audio Tapes and Various Other Tapes, 1982-1992],
[Series 14: Organizational Materials, 1981-1986],
[Series 15: Joan Flikkema Materials],
[Series 16: Correspondence, 1985-1996],
[Series 17: Minutes, 1975-1993],
[Series 18: Miscellaneous, 1985-1994],
[Series 19: Florence Kuipers Materials, 1989-1996],
[Series 20: CW-CRC Scholarship Committee, 1982-2000],
[Series 21: Articles and Publications, 1979-1999],
[All]

Series 12: Subject File --- 1975-1992
Box 23
Folder 1: Advertisements
Folder 2: "All That I Am" Benefit Performance --- 1989
Folder 3: News Bulletin, (Association of Christian Reformed Laymen)
Folder 4: Baker, Ken -Calvinist Contact article
Folder 5: Banner, advertisement campaign
Folder 6: Banner articles re: Women
Folder 7: Barnabas Foundation/Planned Giving
Folder 8: Beall, James -"The Female of the Species"
Folder 9: Beckwith Hills, Grand Rapids CRC Material
Folder 10: Bibliography of Writers on Women's Issues
Folder 11: Boer, Harry, paper -"Integrity of Synods"
Folder 12: Boersma Appeal
Folder 13: Book Reviews -Christianity Today and Christian Century
Folder 14: Breisch, Frank -Resignation in the Banner, --- November 1986
Folder 15: Brochure First Drafts
Folder 16: Business and Finance Matters --- 1982
Folder 17: Calvin Seminary Symposium --- 1987
Folder 18: Calvinist Contact articles
Folder 19: Calvinist Contact letters to the editor
Folder 20: Cartoon -Christianity Century, --- April 1992
Folder 21: Catalog -Women in American Protestant Religion
Folder 22: Chicago Call to Action Testimony --- 1985
Folder 23: Christ's Community CRC Material
Folder 24: Christian Century articles
Folder 25: Christianity Today articles
Folder 26: Christian Scholars Review -Feminism Issue
Folder 27: Church Order Article 3
Folder 28: Classis Grand Rapids East material
Folder 29: Classis Grand Rapids North Ad Hoc Committee Report
Folder 30: Commission on Women in RCA documents
Folder 31: Communism and Women's Liberation
Folder 32: CRC Survey -Women in Office --- 1983
Folder 33: CRC Organizational Structure
Box 24
Folder 1: Daughters of Sarah issues
Folder 2: De Jong, Carol, letter
Folder 3: De Koster, Lester, editorial
Folder 4: Dialogue, Issue --- May 1980
Folder 5: Eastern Avenue CRC materials
Folder 6: "Evangelical Women's Caucus Conference" --- 1979
Folder 7: "Evangelical Women's Caucus Newsletter" --- 1979
Folder 8: "Evangelical Women's Caucus Conference" --- 1982
Folder 9: Evenhouse, Neva -A Farewell Letter in the Banner --- December 31, 1983
Folder 10: Flikkema, Joan, "Strategies for Change - Being a Christian Change Agent" --- [1994]
Folder 11: First CRC Toronto Documents re: Women's issue
Folder 12: Konyndyk, Irene, speeches on women in office
Box 25
Folder 1: Banner letter
Folder 2: Biographical information
Folder 3: Book ideas
Folder 4: Carnation demonstration
Folder 5: Despair and Joy
Folder 6: Fighting Fairly for Women's Equality
Folder 7: Headship Report --- 1984
Folder 8: Ideas for Speech
Folder 9: Inservice Day at Unity Christian High School --- 1989
Folder 10: Negotiating Presentation, Flikkema, Joan
Folder 11: Presentation: "CRC Women -Despair and Joy"
Folder 12: Presentation: "Future of CRC Women"
Folder 13: Presentation: "Headship in CRC"
Folder 14: Presentation: "How Subordination is Done to Women"
Folder 15: Presentation material
Folder 16: Presentation: "Subordination and Renewal"
Box 26
Folder 1: Presentation: "You or Me or Both"
Folder 2: Speech: "Spiritual Gifts"
Folder 3: "Strategy for Change"
Folder 4: Flikkema/Kloosterman Debate
(see box 31)
Box 27
Folder 1: Flower Project -Seminary Graduation --- 1987
Folder 2: Fuller Seminary -Theology, News and Notes magazine --- June 1975
Folder 3: General Business documents --- 1983
Folder 4: General Business documents --- 1984
Folder 5: Gerritsma papers --- 1985
Folder 6: Gender Concerns Task Force at Calvin
Folder 7: Gordon-Conwell Seminary articles
Folder 8: Grace CRC, Grand Rapids, material
Folder 9: Grand Rapids Press materials
Folder 10: Grissen, Lillian -Book reviews of For Such a Time as This
Folder 11: Guerkink, Vernon, sermon --- 1979
Folder 12: Headship Conference --- 1984
Folder 13: Her Stories Project -Nomination material and proposal
Folder 14: Hospitality Guide Project
Folder 15: Hugen,  Melvin -Letter to Synod --- 1978
Folder 16: Hugen, Melvin -Outline for Presentation, --- December 1990
Folder 17: Huizenga, Ruth, statement
Folder 18: Huizenga, Susan -"A Communal Lament"
Folder 19: Immanue CRC, Colorado, material --- 1986
Folder 20: Kallemyn, Lynn -Headship Print
Folder 21: La Grave CRC, Grand Rapids, seminar
Folder 22: Letter to Wormwood from Screwtape
Folder 23: Membership feedback
Folder 24: Memberships and gifts --- 1987-1988
Folder 25: Miscellaneous issues
Folder 26: Missionary wives
Box 28
Folder 1: Neland Avenue CRC, Grand Rapids material
Folder 2: Nederhood, Joel -pamphlets, Men Today and Women Today
Folder 3: Network Project --- 1982-1983
Folder 4: Observer article
Folder 5: Olentangy, Ohio CRC -Letter to Synod --- 1982
Folder 6: Ontario, Canada CRC Women's Conferences --- 1993,1995
Folder 7: Oppenhuizen, K. -"Ordination of Women to Ministry"
Folder 7A: Organization material --- 1975
Folder 8: Organizational Structure documents
Folder 9: Overture to Classis Grand Rapids East
Folder 10: Overture samples
Folder 11: Overture, Hope CRC --- 1980-1981
Folder 12: Overtures, ideas --- 1986
Folder 13: Overture sample replies
Folder 14: Overture Project --- 1980
Folder 15: Overture, Ridgewood, NJ CRC --- 1982
Folder 16: Overture to Sherman Street CRC, Grand Rapids
Folder 17: "Partners in the Gospel" Conference --- 1983
Folder 18: Pastors' Conference --- 1981
Folder 19: Peters, Leo -Letter to CRC Councils
Folder 20: Piet, John -Lectures Reformational Way of Thinking about the Church
Folder 21: Plantinga, Cornelius -"Remarks on the Image of God" --- November 1988
Folder 22: Position Paper - "Full Membership for Women in the CRC"
Folder 23: Position Papers, various CRCs
Folder 24: Prayer Service --- 1978
Folder 25: Prayer Service --- 1979
Folder 26: Presentation Guide -Describing Men and Women in our Culture
Folder 27: Project Material
Folder 28: Questionnaire Re: Women office bearers in CRC --- 1983
Box 29
Folder 1: RCA Women -Nominees for Outstanding Accomplishments
Folder 2: RCA Committee on Women Report --- 1980
Folder 3: Reformed Journal articles on Women in Office
Folder 4: Reformed Review -Theme "Women in Ministry" --- 1989
Folder 5: Richfield, NJ, CRC
Folder 6: Salvation Army
Folder 7: Sherman Street CRC, Grand Rapids material
Folder 8: Scholarship Committee
Folder 9: Southern Heights CRC, Kalamazoo material
Folder 10: Speakers Bureau Information
Folder 11: Supportive Churches and Pastors
Folder 12: Survey of Ministers Wives --- 1985
Folder 13: Survey of Ministers Wives Report --- 1985
Folder 14: Study Committee -Women in Ecclesiastical Office --- 1979
Folder 15: Storrie, Kathleen -Speech: "Feminine Submission, Ancient Doctrine in Modern Dress"
Folder 16: Strategy Ideas -What Can I Do?
Folder 17: Survey -Women as Deacons in CRC --- 1980
Folder 18: Symbol for Silent Protest, Synod 1986
Folder 19: Synodical Committee on use of Women's Gifts -Reference Documents --- 1977
Box 30
Folder 1: "Women's Gifts in the Church," booklet
Folder 2: Women in Ministry Scholarship Foundation
Folder 3: Women Voting at Congregational Meetings/Pine Creek CRC
Folder 4: Task Forces
Folder 5: Theological Reflections (RCA) --- 1980
Folder 6: Tibby, Oma -Women in Graafschap Church
Folder 7: Van Dyk, Leanne -Crisis at Seminary --- 1985
Folder 8: VerBrugge, Verlyn -Women and the Bible, Bible Studies book
Folder 9: VerBrugge, Verlyn -Study of I Corinthians
Folder 10: Vos
Folder 11: Washington, DC CRC material
Folder 12: Webster, NY CRC -Letter to Synod
Folder 13: Western Theological Seminary -Examination of Shared Ministry --- 1/84
Folder 14: Wolterstorff, Claire -Grand Rapids Press article
Folder 15: Women's Concerns magazine --- Fall 1987
Folder 16: Women Deacons List --- 1980
Folder 17: Women Deacons -Some Church Reactions
Folder 18: Women in Masters of Divinity Program at Seminary -Reaction to Board of Trustees Decision --- 1985
Folder 19: Women in Ministry Conference CRC-RCA --- 1985
Folder 20: Women in Office Survey --- 1984
Folder 21: Women's Missionary Union
Folder 22: Women's Seminar -Seattle, WA
Folder 23: Women Voting in Congregational Meetings
Folder 24: Zandstra, Gerald -Daughters Who Dared book review
Box 31
Item 1: Flikkema/Kloosterman Debate -Videotape
Box 32
Item 1: Mailing List

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1974-1990],
[Series 2: Strategy Committee -Minutes and Related Documents, 1978-1989],
[Series 3: Speakers Bureau Documents, 1986-1988],
[Series 4: "Partnership in the Gospel" Conference Documents, 1983, 1987-1988, 1990-1992],
[Series 5: Newsletters],
[Series 6: Women's Issues at Synod, 1978-1996],
[Series 7: File Cards of all CRC Churches and Church Contacts],
[Series 8: Business Meetings Minutes and Related Documents, "Cutting Edge" Strategy Committee Meetings, 1978-1988],
[Series 9: "Her Stories" Book Project],
[Series 10: Retreats, 1978-1984],
[Series 11: Subject File -Articles, 1978-1991],
[Series 12: Subject File, 1975-1992],
[Series 13: Partnership in the Gospel Conferences Audio Tapes and Various Other Tapes, 1982-1992],
[Series 14: Organizational Materials, 1981-1986],
[Series 15: Joan Flikkema Materials],
[Series 16: Correspondence, 1985-1996],
[Series 17: Minutes, 1975-1993],
[Series 18: Miscellaneous, 1985-1994],
[Series 19: Florence Kuipers Materials, 1989-1996],
[Series 20: CW-CRC Scholarship Committee, 1982-2000],
[Series 21: Articles and Publications, 1979-1999],
[All]


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