This site is dedicated to proclaiming the biblical truth of equality in ministry and unity in Christ, who is the only head of the church. Instead of ecclesiastical “male headship,” the truth is the ecclesiastical headship of Jesus and oneness in Christ.
The Council for Equal Ordination is a network of pastors, scholars, leaders, and lay persons who believe that God calls and ordains consecrated people to the ministry to share His Gospel regardless of gender–and the church should follow His divine pattern. “There are women who should labor in the gospel ministry…. The way is open for consecrated women.” (Ellen White, Manuscript 43a, 1898). “The refining, softening influence of Christian women is needed in the great work of preaching the truth.” (Ellen White, R&H, Jan. 2, 1879)
According to the General Conference Biblical Research Institute, “It is those that have a high view of Scripture that oftentimes support women’s ordination.” We have sought the Spirit of truth, and we have weighed the evidence throughout Scripture. Our overwhelming conclusion is that the biblical principles of unity, equality, and justice call for the formal sanctioning of women to consecrated service.
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