The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific has unanimously affirmed a report from its Biblical Research Committee that “does not see any scriptural principle which would be an impediment to women being ordained”.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America yesterday voted to recommend to the General Conference Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) a recommendation from its own TOSC that affirms both men and women for ordination to ministry.
The Annual Council meetings at the General Conference wrapped up this past weekend. President Barry Oliver reports on some of the outcomes, as well as important things coming up for the South Pacific Division.
Pastor Sandra Roberts has been nominated for the role of president of the Southern California Conference (SCC). If elected, Pastor Roberts will become the first woman to serve as president of a Seventh-day Adventist conference.
How do you condense 700 pages of research into a one hour lecture? On Tuesday, Dr Bertil Wiklander, president of the Trans-European Division, made a valiant attempt as he shared the results of his two-year search for the biblical roots of ordination.
By a vote of 86 to 8—a ratio of almost 11 to 1—delegates at the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) agreed on Tuesday (July 23) to approve a consensus statement on an Adventist theology of ordination.
While people are currently asking, “Should the Adventist Church ordain women?”, the Church itself is addressing a broader question, namely, “Should the Church ordain anyone at all and if so, should it ordain women?”