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The role of women in the church

Article eight of the Manual is devoted to the Board. Article eight, section one is about composition. The board, or board of elders, is the highest functioning authority of a local church. The membership criteria for the board of elders “are the biblical qualifications of elders.”

So far, it appears that women cannot be the senior pastor of a church.

It does, however, look like a church can decide to have women serve on the board by two-thirds majority vote of the membership.

The role of women in ministry within the Alliance Church of Canada seems to be in some kind of transition.