In August 2019, the Women as Elders (WAE) Committee set milestones including collecting information from congregants, and facilitate education such as sermons, Sunday school, study materials, etc. The final milestone and mandate for this Committee is to submit a report with recommendations to the Board of Elders for their final consideration and decision/action. Although the pandemic is happening in our midst and the Townhall meeting in May had been cancelled, the Committee has tried different ways of engaging congregants and /or soliciting as much feedback as possible. The advisory process was fruitful.
On behalf of the WAE Committee, we would like to thank all brothers and sisters who continue to pray for the Committee, who had attended the Townhall meeting in March, and who participated and submitted their response in the questionnaires to voice their opinion in the matter of women as elders.
All your feedback, comments, concerns, and recommendations are valued. Each of the responses were carefully reviewed, considered and discussed during our Committee meetings.
The Committee is in the midst of preparing a report to the Board of Elders, summarizing all the feedback that was received from the Townhall and questionnaires. Although some of the recommendations, comments and concerns received may be outside of the Committee’s mandate, they will certainly be noted in the report to be brought forward to the Board of Elders for their consideration and follow up.
Please continue to pray for the Committee, for the completion of the report, for the Board of Elders to make a decision that is pleasing to God, and pray that, no matter the circumstances, RCAC congregants will remain always united.