WM Put That On Your Resumé Visual Poem
Our women preach. On September 16th and 23rd, to commemorate 125 years since women gained the right to vote in New Zealand, women will be preaching in all The Salvation Army Corps and we want you to have this video to celebrate!
'We nobly preside as ministers of churches
In the tradition of Phoebe, diakonos of the church of Cenchrea
In Romans 16:1–2'
The Salvation Army has a long and fruitful relationship with freeing women from the 'traditions of man' and opening the doors to true mutuality in the Body of Christ. Commissioner Yvonne Westrupp, The Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa Women's Ministries President writes to endorse the Put That On Your Resume video for #suffrage125.
A tradition of incredible women
On Wednesday September 19th, New Zealand celebrates 125 years since a petition of nearly 32,000 signatures was presented and we became the first self-governing country to grant women the vote. The petition is on display as part of the He Tohu exhibition and you can see who signed here - I am proud that my grandmother Elizabeth Medland was one of those women.
The Salvation Army has a long tradition of honouring and valuing women and we, in this Territory, continue our heritage in this. The Women's Ministries team is partnering with the 125 suffrage celebrations by encouraging each Corps to have a women speaking in Sunday services on either Sunday September 16th or 23rd (or both). Rosy Keane of The Salvation Army Women's Ministries and Jessica Keane of The Salvation Army Creative Ministries have put together an amazing video in honour of women's contribution, connecting it with the great examples of women of influence in the Bible.
I encourage you to show this video in your Corps or centre, or maybe think of ways to include it in your programmes. If you are not in New Zealand you can still use the video as an acknowledgement of the influence of women. - Commissioner Yvonne Westrupp
Put That On Your Resume Video
We have made this video free to download, and available with captions—click the Useful Links for access.
The Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa Women's Ministries collaborated with poetess Valerie Geer (Christians for Biblical Equality and House of Ezer) to produce her poem 'Put That On Your Resumé: A Poem Celebrating the Leadership and Initiative of Women', first appearing in CBE's Mutuality 2016 Winter edition. Check out the links provided to find out more! We ask only that you do not alter the video in any way.
Please hop on over to our Facebook site Salvation Army Women's Ministries to let us know where you use it!
A whakapapa of bringing life
The Salvation Army's international movement has always sought equality - with co-founder Catherine Booth petitioning for women in the pulpit through her pamphlet Female Ministry; or, Woman's Right to Preach the Gospel (download the PDF below).
Salvationists carried this tradition on in the 1800s partnering with local and nationwide Woman's Christian Temperance Unions, churches and supporting activists to redress the balance and fight for women's right to vote around the world.
And on Sep 19th 1893, Aotearoa, New Zealand became the first country in the world to gain women's suffrage. To celebrate this, on Sep 15th and 23rd, women will be preaching on all of the platforms of The Salvation Army New Zealand. We will continue to testify to the power of the Son, setting us free and removing every impediment for women to join the ranks of the faithful: to pray, prophesy, preach and proclaim the message of the Gospel in power.
We have a whakapapa (Māori for layer upon layer of genealogy) of faith to lay claim to, and we are proud of it.
'Inā kei te mohio koe ko wai koe, I anga mai koe i hea, kei te mohio koe. Kei te anga atu ki hea. If you know who you are and where you are from, then you will know where you are going.’