Dr Wendy Jackson not only wrote helps for teachers of the Church’s Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide but also scripts for a complimentary video series.
The South Pacific Division’s support of women in ministry is within the General Conference policy and manuals and solidly based on the biblical beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
A speech of note set the tone for the commissioning service of Avondale seminarian Dr Wendy Jackson. Avondale College of Higher Education president Professor Ray Roennfeldt’s welcome expressed his frustration with the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church’s decision not to give regional divisions the autonomy to ordain women.
"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world," wrote poet William Yeats in 1919. A century later his grim foreboding is awfully resonant.