General Commission on the Status and Role of Women
Welcoming a Woman Pastor
This resource has been developed to provide guidance for onboarding and orientation, and to help set clergy and churches up for success when a female pastor is first received into a local church appointment.
Celebrate with GCSRW by utilizing the resources in this page to promote the advancement of women within your context for a more complete kingdom of God.
Parity Among Methodist Clergy
"Following a few years of serving in my annual conference’s Commission on the Status and Role of Women, I identified a prevalent complaint when in conversation with our neighboring COSROWs: clergy parity," writes the Rev. Emily Nelms Chastain. Read more about clergy parity here.
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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.