The ministerial staff of the La Sierra University Church shows the importance of rightly dividing the Word of God. The presentation from March 14, 2015, begins with a dramatic reading of Scripture, followed by cogent observations from lead pastor Christi Oberg. Should men and women be equal most of the time (except in ministry)? Or does God ordain men and women equally? Watch this video to find out as Chris Oberg explains.

Dr. Martin Weber, with four decades of experience in Adventist ministry, discusses women in leadership–a logical and theological mandate. His hope is that the church will quit being in a state of denial about women in ministry. Originally featured in Adventist Today, his prayer is that the delegates to the GC Session will resolve this issue both logically and theologically. Continue reading

God calls and ordains both men and women. God said on “both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit.” (Acts 2:18) The Holy Spirit “prepares workers, both men and women, to become pastors.” (Ellen White, Testimonies Vol. 6, p. 322) Continue reading

“No son siempre los hombres quienes mejor se adaptan a la administración exitosa de una iglesia.” (El Ministerio Pastoral, p. 38)

“Se necesita la influencia refinadora y suavizadora de las mujeres cristianas en la gran obra de predicar la verdad.” (El Ministerio Pastoral, p. 88)

“Si hubieran veinte mujeres donde ahora hay una, que hicieran de ésta santa misión su obra predilecta, veríamos muchas más almas convertidas a la verdad.” (El Ministerio Pastoral, p. 88) Continue reading

Dr. Dwight Nelson, senior pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church at Andrews University, takes a second look at “male headship.” You can follow along with the sermon outline. The title is based on Psalm 68:11 – “The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng.”

Reprinted from an editorial by Monte Sahlin on Feb. 11, 2015, in Adventist Today:

As Elder Ted Wilson, president of the General Conference, approaches what will likely be the make-or-break GC Session of his career, will his thoughts turn to his father’s role in the issues related to ordination and the role of women in the Seventh-day Adventist Church? A research assistant reminded me this morning of a document from the fall of 1977 which reveals the views of Elder Neal C. Wilson Continue reading

After a deep study of the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy, the top “Adventist scholars, in 1975, found no theological obstacles to ordaining women to gospel ministry.” (Adventist Review, March 7, 1985) God said, on “both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit.” (Acts 2:18) The General Conference Biblical Research Institute concluded in 1976, “If God has called a woman, and her ministry is fruitful, why should the church withhold its standard act of recognition?”