What roles can women serve in congregations?
We encourage women to participate in all areas of congregational life. Locally, each congregation can determine how it desires to govern itself. Nationally, we have the Joint Council which functions as the oversight board between National Conventions. While we do not ordain women as pastors, women may serve on the council or as voting delegates. The only exception concerns the definition of “elder”; that is, if the elders of the congregation function in specific areas of the pastoral office, then it would be restricted to men.
Questions Frequently Asked about The AALC
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- Who is The AALC?
- What is distinctive about The AALC?
- Does The AALC offer a Benefits package for its pastors?
- What are the financial obligations for joining The AALC?
- Does The AALC have a seminary?
- How does a congregation call a pastor in The AALC?
- Does The AALC ordain women as pastors?
- What roles can women serve in AALC congregations?
- Does The AALC address social issues?
- How does The AALC operate?
- How does a church join The AALC?
- Do you practice open or closed communion?