What Adventist Education Means to Me
In Their Own Words
When Alina Tudor, a nurse care manager at Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore., met with a patient named Margaret, she discovered a need beyond typical medical care. Margaret found it impossible to navigate the steps to her home without help. She needed a ramp to her front door. Alina began brainstorming with Don Ingram, AMC engineer for clinics. They connected with Ben Raines, a local Home Depot assistant manager, who offered the necessary materials.
Adventist scholars from around the world have participated in Theology of Ordination Study Committee discussions on behalf of the world church. Further directions from the world church are expected at the 2014 Annual Council and perhaps at the 2015 General Conference session. While many members, especially in North America, are in favor of expanding ordination to women, other members feel strongly that to do so would go against clear biblical teaching.