Reformed church divided over women ministers

2015-01-07 13:07

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Potchefstroom - The Reformed Church in South Africa is divided over whether women should minister in the church, Netwerk24 reported on Wednesday.

"There are people in the synod that pray a woman never stands at the pulpit. And so are there people that pray that a woman does stand there," Reverend Sarel Cilliers, from the Waterberg congregation, was quoted as saying.

The church's synod was meeting in Potchefstroom to discuss matters of the church.

After a previous sitting in 2012, a report was written on essential and non-essential matters in the church, Netwerk24 reported.

The report was tabled at the synod on Tuesday.

According to Reverend Douw Breed, chairperson of the synod sitting until 15 January, non-essential matters were not less important, but rather matters which the different churches could decide over themselves.

Breed said the matter of whether women could be at the helm of a church should be decided at the synod or be referred to a smaller synod.

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