Dolores E Slikkers, a co-founder of Maranatha Volunteers International and philanthropist who helped shape Seventh-day Adventist Church policy, died in a car crash in her hometown of Holland, Michigan. She was 85.
Seventh-day Adventist Church president, Dr Ted Wilson, appealed to church members worldwide to earnestly read what the Bible says about women’s ordination and to pray that he and other church leaders humbly follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance on the matter.
The Theology of Ordination Committee comprising 106 Adventist men and women of diverse ages, ethnicities, and professions, and set up by the leadership of the General Conference in September 2012, has now completed its work.
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.