Women's Ordination: Pacific Union Conference Releases Material and Documents
Women's Resource Center - August 9, 2012
In anticipation of the special constituency session on August 19, the Pacific Union Conference has made material available to the delegates and the public on a website. These important documents address church structure, bylaws, and procedures; theology of gender and ordination; the biblical basis of ordination; and the history of ordination in the church. The website is available HERE.
SECC Votes to Ordain Pastors Without Regard to Gender
Women's Resource Center - March 22, 2012
The Southeastern California Conference issued the following press release today:
"March 22, 2012 (Riverside, CA) –The Executive Committee of the Southeastern California Conference voted today “to remove the term ‘Ordained-Commissioned’ and replace it with the term ‘Ordained’ on all ministerial credentials, regardless of the gender of the credential holder.” This is effective immediately. Since 2000 the conference had issued “Ordained-Commissioned” ministerial credentials to men and women. The committee believes this step will enable all pastors to better fulfill the conference’s mission statement, which is the expansion of God’s kingdom through preaching, teaching, publishing and living of the everlasting gospel throughout the cross-cultural communities of its territory."