Friday, January 20, 2017

Poll uncovers obstacles for conservative Evangelical women

From The Church Times-

ALMOST no conservative Evangelical women are training, or being put forward for ordination, even to be permanent deacons, a Church Times survey has found.

Reports had been received that conservative Evangelical women who took a complementarian (headship) view of the sexes — and would be unlikely to seek ordination to the priesthood, but might be interested in the diaconate — were being advised not to explore ordination, because no posts were available to them.

At least two had been told that they would have to reimburse their dioceses after training, unless they found a stipendiary position within two years.

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