Origins of WMN
At Luther Seminary, Adelaide from April 12-14, 1991 the Facing Injustice Today Workshop was held. Amongst the resolutions from the Women’s Workshop group were the following:
the Commission on Theology and Inter-Church Relationships found after a decade of study, that there was no theological objections to the ordination of women.
at General Convention the vote to ordain women only reached 53% however 66% + 1 vote is required.
the Lutheran Theological Journal released an edition giving all the arguments again.
the General Convention again failed to pass the motion, with about the same proportion voting for the motion. Convention passed a motion calling on the General Church Council to establish a committee to pursue ways to help build consensus on the issue within the church.
“The Fourth National Gathering of the Women’s Ministry Network” was held on the 10th – 12th July, 2009 at
The Corner Church, Warradale, SA.
Women and men attended to affirm the ministries of women in the past, encourage ministries in the present, and work towards further opportunities for service in the future.
Our conference theme, The Extravagant Hearth, recalls our wondrous God who creates inclusive community through extravagant grace. The hearth is a place to gather for warmth, genuine caring, community; a place to generate and share creativity, develop relationships, a place that is home.’
worship at St Stephen’s Lutheran Church,
152 Wakefield Street, Adelaide CBD, followed by a shared lunch and close of Gathering.