Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

Women in Office in the Christian Reformed Church

Written by Rev. H.A. Bergsma
Several overtures will come to the 1995 Synod of the CRC, calling for women to be ordained as pastors and elders. At least seven classes passed overtures in January to open the office of women or to allow greater latitude to the local churches on this question. An issue that has been twice passed and twice rejected since Synod 1990 will be dealt with again (From REC News Exchange). It appears that this issue will not go away from the CRC and will continue to divide this denomination, because at this same upcoming synod several classes will demand that individual congregations who have already ordained women as elders be disciplined.
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