NAD Study Process

The North American Division, in response to the request at the 2010 General Conference Session in Atlanta, established a biblical research committee to study the biblical theology of ordination and its implications for church practices.

The NAD biblical research committee members prepared a report to be presented in November 2013 at year-end meetings. Upon reviewing the study, the NAD will recommend it to the Biblical Research Institute director for consideration by the General Conference Theology of Ordination Study Committee.

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For a comprehensive history of the topic of ordination in the worldwide Adventist Church, including the current study, visit

This site, published by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, contains official documents, committee actions, resources, and links pertaining to ordination. The site was created to encourage productive study, reflection, and discussion as a global Church family.