The North American Division, in response to the request at the 2010 General Conference Session in Atlanta, established a biblical research committee to study the biblical theology of ordination and its implications for church practices.
The NAD biblical research committee members are preparing a report to be presented in November 2013 at year-end meetings. The NAD will review the study and recommend it to the Biblical Research Institute director for consideration by the General Conference Theology of Ordination Study Committee.
GENERAL CONFERENCE WORLDWIDE STUDY
For a comprehensive history of the topic of ordination in the worldwide Adventist Church, including the current study, visit adventistarchives.org/ordination. This site, published by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, contains official documents, committee actions, resources, and links pertaining to ordination. The site was created to encourage productive study, reflection, and discussion as a global Church family.
Stele announced the timetable as follows: