RCN Report: Men and Women in the Service of the Gospel

4 January 2014 by Wes Bredenhof


An official English translation has been made available of an important report going to the next synod of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Liberated).  This report deals with the question of whether or not women can serve as office bearers in the church.  You can find the report here.   The report includes a draft proposal to the upcoming synod.  One of the recommended decisions reads:

…to declare on the basis of this report that…the position that besides men, women also may serve in the offices of the church, as described in this report, fits within the breadth of what can be affirmed as Biblical and Reformed;

Obviously, this report gives reason for great concern and reminds us again to pray for the RCN.