On November 18, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada voted the following position statement: VOTED, The Board of Directors of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) hereby affirm: Consistent with the July 11, 1990, decision of the General Conference Session, “… the Scriptures and the writings of Ellen G. White … affirm a significant, wide-ranging, and continuing ministry for women, which is being expressed and will be evidenced in the varied and expanding gifts according to the infilling of the Holy Spirit”; That General Conference Working Policy A 15 15 permits men and women pastors who are “called and empowered by the Holy Spirit and driven by love for souls”; In accordance with the 1984 decision of the General Conference’s Annual Council, local churches may “elect and ordain a woman as a local church elder”; That it is the responsibility of all church organizations to prayerfully find a way to work in unity; and That every Bible-believing man, woman, and child of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada is part of the priesthood of believers and is commissioned by Jesus to focus on the soul-winning mission of the church. The national headquarters of the SDACC oversees seven regional districts that serve 72,000 members, 500 congregations, 43 schools, various media ministries, and humanitarian organizations. Their mission is to help people understand the Bible to find freedom, healing, and hope in Jesus. Le 18 novembre 2018, le Comité exécutif de l’Église adventiste du septième jour au Canada a voté d’adopté le suivant énoncé de position: VOTÉ, Le Comité exécutif de l’Église adventiste du septième jour au Canada (ÉASJC) atteste par la présente que : Conformément à la décision prise le 11 juillet 1990 lors de la Session de la Conférence générale, « … Les Écritures et les écrits d’Ellen G
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