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Relive the 2012 Women Clergy Conference

Did you miss out on the 2012 Women Clergy? No worries. You can now attend virtually. Here we have many of the major presentations, documents, powerpoints, as well as dozens of stories of women clergy sharing their call to ministry.  Click here to view a photo gallery taken by Deedré Cousins.

On April 23-26 2012 over 150 women clergy, presenters, adminsitrators, and NAD Ministerial staff gathered together to affirm the role of women clergy within the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Monday Evening April 23, 2016

Dr. Ivan Williams, NAD Ministerial Director, affirms women clergy with his keynote address.

Tuesday April 24, 2012

Pastor Esther Knott, Associate Pastor at Pioneer Memorial Church as well as Associate Director of the NAD Ministerial Department, gives a presentation entitled Burn or Rot?

Also on Tuesday the pastors gathered in small groups to share their stories of how God called them into the ministry. You can listen to many of their stories on this page.  

Wednesday April 25, 2012

Dr. Hyveth Williams, professor of homiletcis at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary shares the morning worship presentation entitled Don't Sell Your Birthright to Satisfy Your Bellyache.

Dr Ron du Preez, communication director for Michigan conference answers the question of What the Bible Really Says about Women Spiritual Leaders. Click here to download his handout entitled What the Bible Really Says about Women as Spiritual Leaders.

Dwight Nelson, Senior Pastor of Pioneer Memorial Church, answers the question of what the Bible Really Says about Women Spiritual Leaders.

Darius Jankiewicz, Associate Professor of New Testament History at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary gives the history of the three fold ordination practice.

Stan Hickerson, Pastor of the Stevensville Seventh-day Adventist Church, presents the history of women clergy in the Seventh-day Adventist church from its beginnings to the 1870s. 

Download the PowerPoint that Elder Hickerson used in his presentation.
Download the biography of Sarah A Hallock Lindsey, one of the pioneer women clergy in the Adventist Church.

Darius Jankiewicz returns with a presentation on the Biblical teaching of authority.

Thursday April 26, 2012

Tara VinCross closes the conference with a presentation entitled Crescendo.