General Commission on the Status and Role of Women
GCSRW's 2022 in review
As we finish up our 50th anniversary, we want to highlight the strides made this year and want to thank you for your commitment to the advancement of women at all levels of the life and mission of the UMC.
Episcopal Percentages by Gender 2022
These charts report the percentage breakdown of female and male bishops elected to serve in The United Methodist Church after the 2016 elections and those newly elected in 2022.
Eight Women Elected Bishops in 2022
GCSRW celebrates the Church's election to have more women in leadership beyond 2022. Bishops are the top clergy leaders of The United Methodist Church. Learn more about our newly elected bishops below.
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AC COSROW Monitoring Form
Seeking equity at the table...whose voices are we hearing? Whose are silent?
AC COSROW Resources
For 50 years GCSRW and leaders across The UMC have labored to eradicate sexism in the church. What resources are available for your Annual Conference's journey?
A guide to identifying, understanding and responding to sexual misconduct.
The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women advocates for full participation of women in the total life of The United Methodist Church. We’re helping the church recognize every person – clergy and lay, women and men, adults and children - as full and equal parts of God’s human family. We believe that a fully engaged and empowered membership is vital to The United Methodist Church’s mission "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
We provide resources for how to respond to and prevent sexual misconduct in The United Methodist Church through education, policies and support.
We monitor annual conferences, jurisdictional conferences, and the General Conference for inclusiveness and report this information to the UMC.
We educate on inclusiveness, expansive language and women's issues in support of both the Church and the world.
We nurture clergy and lay leaders in the church, both women and men, to recognize every person – as full and equal parts of God’s human family.