Mountain View Conference Executive Committee Statement

Due to the current and considerable dialogue in the North American Division regarding the ordination of women to the gospel ministry, the Mountain View Conference Executive Committee voted the following statement:

Whereas the Mountain View Conference has a long history of actively supporting, encouraging, and empowering women in church ministries, and

Whereas the Mountain View Conference recognizes itself as an integral part of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, it is therefore resolved:

The Mountain View Conference, following the scriptural mandate of the priesthood of all believers, and as directed by its Constitution and By Laws, intentionally chooses to continue its long-held commitment of supporting, encouraging, empowering, and celebrating the involvement of all members, regardless of gender, in church ministry. However, we will do so only in harmony with the Seventh-day Adventist World Church as expressed by actions taken during the General Conference in business session. [Voted July 23, 2012]

One reply on “Mountain View Conference Executive Committee Statement”

I appreciate your position of submission to the world vote, but was greatly disappointed by your lack of appeal to your dependence on a plain “Thus saith the Lord” as in both Old and New Testament Scriptures which most definitely address role differences for men and women. Equality is NOT the issue. Accepting the order designed by God is the issue.

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