The OWL website served us faithfully and well throughout the last synodical term (2013–2015) as we dialogued on the topic of women and the call to the office of the public ministry, and as we prepared to vote. In February 2016 this website was revised in order to serve us again in the next synodical term (2015–2018). Once again we are invited to respectfully listen to each other as we receive and reflect on the draft statement from the CTICR.
2015:0216 RESOLVED that Synod requests the CTICR to build on its earlier work regarding the ordination of women and men to develop a draft doctrinal statement for GPC and the 19th Convention of Synod that presents:
In fulfilment of this resolution the CTICR has prepared two documents:
These two documents, together with two supplementary documents, are available on the General Convention website.
When we feel we have been heard by others, we are more able to patiently listen to them. The first place we need to listen to each other is in local conversations. Sometimes however we need to be heard by the wider family of the LCA. If that’s you, then come and join the conversation. You might like to first gain a better understanding of what this conversation is about. We’ve provided some resources to get you started.
Fourteen of the best documents published by the LCA on the topic of women and the call to the public ministry.Questions & Answers (prepared by CTICR)
A printable booklet for use in congregations and an on-screen reading version, drawing together the resources from this website:
OWL for Everybody is open for comments.
Digging a Little Deeper is open for papers and comments.