Affirmation of Women
 
 
 
The Evangelical Covenant Church has ordained women as full partners in ministry since 1976, welcoming the entire body of Christ to offer their gifts as a blessing to the church. 
 
From Called and Gifted, A reaffirmation of the Biblical basis for the full participation of women in the ministries of the church
 
“We believe in the Holy Scriptures, the Old and the New Testaments, as the word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine and conduct.  Our tradition, therefore, has always been to ask, “Where is it written?” on matters of faith, doctrine, and conduct.  Our position on women in ministry flows from our high view of Scripture and is not derived from cultural or societal trends.  We believe that “women ought to minister not because society says so but because the Bible leads the Church to such a conclusion.”  To read the entire document, click here.
 
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