At the invitation of the General Conference, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary is also engaged in discussions about the meaning of ministry and ordination in our church.
This is a doctrine that has long been neglected and much confusion exists. A number of seminary professors are serving on various church committees to look into this and are making substantial contributions in their writing and speaking engagements. Already a few essays on this topic have been posted on this blog:
- What Did Early Adventist Pioneers Think About Women in Ministry?
- Was Phoebe a Deacon, a Servant, or a Minister?
- Are We Confused About Ordination?
- What's the Truth about Christian Headship and Submission?
In the next few weeks we will post essays on other aspects of this discussion. Some essays will address the biblical issues surrounding the meaning of ministry, ordination and women in ministry; others will deal with relevant historical and theological issues. We hope this will provide helpful insights for all those who are interested in this discussion.