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Women in Leadership Resources

Here are some resources to help you understand the women in leadership topic.

Who or What is "The Alliance"? - Brent Trask

Women in Ministry Presentation by Brent Trask (with Q&A)

 

Discussion Study Groups

On May 5 our District Superintendent, Brent Trask, referenced several scriptures.  If you are interested in taking place in a small group to better understand this key topic please click HERE. 

Additionally, if you have questions that you would like to add to our Q&A discussion please click HERE.

 

Definitions and References
A document that has some definitions and references
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Women in Leadership Plan
Timeline for Women in Leadership Discussion
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Gender Leadership Discussion Slides
Slides from Brent Trask's presentation regarding Gender Leadership Discussion
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Women in Leadership Planning Team: ToR Feb. 2021
The Alliance Church in Canada moved to accept an Egalitarian position (Men and women are equal in all areas of ministry) in regards to membership on an Elders’ Board approximately 20 years ago with a further update at the Assembly 2016 which included the ability to hire (including Lead Pastor) according to theological convictions. The denomination leaves the decision to each church to make or not make those transitions in their own time. SGAC has enjoyed having women in leadership for many years with a number serving as pastors on staff.

The Elders Board recently did an overview of the literature and recommended that the church maintain a position that would encourage women to participate in all forms of leadership except the role of elders.
The Board of Elders formally distributed a document to the congregation in January 2021 where they outlined their understanding of the scriptures as the basis to “recommend to the membership that Spruce Grove Alliance Church should remain complementarian.”

Subsequently at the Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting on January 24, 2021 a motion was passed “that a team be formed as soon as possible to plan and execute education and congregational discussions on the scriptural basis of both viewpoints of women in church leadership and on the Board with the intention of these discussions happening in the April to June time frame of 2021.”
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