Presbyterian Women in the Synod (PWS) builds community; affirms women’s calls to leadership and spiritual growth; and serves as a link between Presbyterian Women in the Presbyteries and Presbyterian Women Churchwide.
At the most basic level, every PWS group
• elects its own leadership—the coordinating team;
• plans and implements a yearly program and determines its own budget;
• participates in PW programming, such as PW/Horizons Bible study, mission, antiracism, or justice and peace work;
• supports the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) worldwide;
• develops the leadership abilities of women;
• preserves historical records of PW in the Synod; and
• maintains connections with PW at other governing body levels
• sends a representative to the Churchwide Coordinating Team (national board of directors)
In terms of what this structure will feel like to you, that depends on your PW in the Synod! Programming for Presbyterian Women in the Synods depends on the level of involvement to which the groups have committed. Some PWS groups are very active, with multiple projects; others meet once or twice a year for a just a few projects that are of particular importance to them.
To ask a question or to learn more about Presbyterian Women in the Synod, contact Susan Jackson Dowd.