Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- This Month's Issue
The following individuals are the Columbia Union Conference delegates to the 2015 GC Session in San Antonio.
As thought leaders of our denomination once again discuss, debate and decide the role of God’s feminine creation in fulfilling the Great Commission, a number of articles published in the 19th century shed light on their perspectives and may provide insight to the century-old discussion.
On November 4, 2013, the North American Division’s Executive Committee approved a recommendation from its Theology of Ordination Study Committee to ordain women to the gospel ministry.
In July 2012, the Columbia Union Conference became one of the first unions to officially approve the ordination of women.
While the Theology of Ordination Study Committees from the Adventist Church’s 13 world divisions, sometimes came to different conclusions about women’s ordination, they agreed on and presented a consensus statement, which shares a common understanding of ordination. It was voted at the 2014 Annual Council.
What qualifies a minister for ordination and who decides who gets ordained? Read excerpts from the General Conference Working Policy.
B 05 Organizational and Operational Principles of Seventh-day Adventist Church Structure
May 2015 Editorial
The Road to Yes or No
Editorial by Rob Vandeman, Dave Weigley and Seth Bardu (pictured)
Questions and Answers About Women's Ordination
Ellen G. White, a co-founder and prophetic leader in the Adventist Church for some 70 years, made it no secret where she stood on the issue of women in ministry. See a glimpse of her thoughts in these 10 citations.
Bible Study: What Does the Bible Say About Women’s Ordination?