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Theology of Ordination Study TOSC

The General Conference asked prominent Adventist theologians for a Biblical and historical perspective on women pastors (TOSC). <here>     

Partial Espaniol TOSC <Uno> <dos> <tres> <cuatro>

TOSC Position 2 = Consecrating Women <English>

Consecrating Women <Translations>

(TOSC Position #2 summary) in Croatian, Tagalog, Russian, French, Spanish and Portuguese

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Male "Headship" is unBiblical

Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Seminary statement on Headship <English>


Women Leaders in Adventist History

Called by God by Josephine Benton <English>



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Scholarship on women's ordination

With kind permission of Andrews University Press:
Women in Minstry, Ed. Nancy Vyhmeister

Mujer y Ministerio, Ed. Nancy Vyhmeister <Espanol>

"Not a Hand Bound..." Harwood and Beem <Espanol>

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Ellen Whites ministerial credentials

While there is no record of Ellen White having hands laid on her for the purpose of ordination, several certificates list her as an ordained minister in the SDA church. Some say that this was just a courtesy to allow Ellen White

to get discounts reserved for clergy. While we believe the church was not flippant with its documentation, it's worth

noting that current Adventist women chaplains are not afforded the same courtesy. They have added difficulties getting jobs outside the Adventist system because chaplaincy jobs require ordination.  

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