Wednesday, February 19, 2014

January 2014 Session Papers│Theology of Ordination Study Committee

In January 2014 the Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) met for the third time to determine a Biblical and Spirit of Prophecy-based approach to ordination. All 28 presentations from the meetings are now available here.

January 2014: Papers presented

This section contains 29 documents from the January 2014 TOSC meeting, as follows:
  1. The program of the January 2014 TOSC meeting.
  2. Thirteen presentations by the Biblical Research Committees (BRC) of he 13 world divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church: eight prepared a long report (these can be found here) but all 13 BRC presented a summative report to the January meeting of TOSC.
  3. Five devotionals that were presented at the January 2014 meeting.
  4. Ten research papers presented to this meeting of TOSC, which have been revised by their authors in light of comments and suggestions made during the meeting.

Source: Office of Archives, Statistics, and ResearchSeventh-day Adventist Church
About Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC): At the 2010 General Conference Session in Atlanta, Georgia, a request was made for an official church study of ordination. In response to this request, on September 18, 2012, General Conference leaders voted to establish the Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC). TOSC is composed of 106 Adventist men and women of diverse ages, ethnicities, and professions, tasked with answering two primary questions which it will report on at the 2014 Annual Council:
• What is the theology of ordination from a Biblical perspective?
• What should the implications of this theology be for Seventh-day Adventist practices, including the question of women’s ordination? more


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