This eight-page paper was written ten years after the Evangelical Covenant Church voted to ordain women (in 1976), in order to put the arguments on paper. It is a very quick tour of women in the Bible, and the passage that affirm their ministry and value. The paper treats the “problem” texts briefly, discusses the issues of submission, authority, and doctrine. All in all, this paper serves as a quick review reminder for those who have studied this issue more deeply. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, the many references without much explanation may be difficult to fully appreciate.

This paper was adopted in 1987.