Women's Voices and the Practice of Preaching


Invitation to all CRC clergy women! New groups are forming to discuss the book, Women's Voices and the Practice of Preaching, by Nancy Lammers Gross (Eerdmans, 2017). 

If you would like to join an ONLINE group with other CRC clergy women, here are four options available to you: 

  1. Group A: April 19, 26, May 3; Thursday 8pm EST (1 hour)
  2. Group B: June 7, 14, 21; Thursday 10:30 am EST (1 hour)
  3. Group C: May 11, 18; Friday 1 - 3pm (2 hours)
  4. Group D: In-person afternoon session for those within driving distance of Waterloo, ON. Amanda Bakale host, day & time tbd.

Please fill out this Google Survey to choose a group that works best for you. We will contact you to confirm your spot in a group. 

You can purchase a copy of the book (available online here).

Here's a brief description of this book:

"Expert, practical help for women who preach or lead worship. 

Many women preachers and worship leaders have trouble speaking; they struggle to fully use their physical voices. Maintaining that there is often a disconnect between the woman's self-understanding as a preacher and her own body, Nancy Lammers Gross presents not only techniques but also a theologically empowering paradigm shift to help women fully embody their God-given preaching vocations.

Grounding her work in the biblical story of Miriam, Gross begins with a discussion of how women are instrumental in the work of God. She then tells stories, including her own, of women's experiences in losing connection to their bodies and their physical voices. Finally, Gross presents a constructive resolution with exercises for discovering and developing a full-body voice."

Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below or email us at [email protected].

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