The Women’s Ministry Network, a partnership of women and men has been working for the ordination of women in the Lutheran Church in Australia for many years. The Persistent Voice has followed their struggle and been a partner with them in this challenge. Here is recent word from them:
“St Stephen’s Lutheran Church [Australia] is organising a conference aimed at moving the issue of Women’s Ordination forward within the LCA, which will be held in Adelaide 13-14th July, 2012. It has been described as the ‘ultimate women’s ordination conference’ – not that it will be the greatest, but we aim for it to be the last. By our assessment, membership of the LCA will no longer tolerate the tactics of endless talkfests, national Bible-studies, think-tanks, discussions and committees. It is time for change!
“Please prayerfully consider participating in this conference, and planning what we need to do around Australia to ensure that women’s ordination quickly becomes a reality in the LCA. Please be a part of bringing new life to the LCA in the form of bringing women’s gifts into pastoral leadership.
This information has been sent to all LCA pastors and congregational chairpersons. We encourage you ask that notices about the conference be put in your bulletins and newsletters over the coming weeks. Any way that you can help to promote this event to those who need to hear would be most helpful.”
Conference website www.sslc.org.au/woc2012
Peace and blessings”
Although most readers The Persistent Voice will be unable go to Australia to attend, prayers and support would be most encouraged.