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Church of England : The church ordains both men and women, and currently even has one woman archdeacon.
Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches has opened the diaconate to women. Local bishops are allowed, though not required, to ordain women to the priesthood. At this point, they do not ordain women as bishops. Alliance of Baptists is dedicated to traditional Baptist values and equality.
American Baptist Churches, USA has taken a positive stance towards women in leadership, committing to encourage women to leadership positions particularly in local bodies.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship : Baptists who celebrate the priesthood of all believers and freedom in Christ.
Mainstream Baptists : supports the ordination of women, and stresses mutual submission in marriage.The site includes a section on "Women's Issues" . Brethren in Christ has affirmed that "Women are encouraged to follow the Lord's leading as to their gifting and then pursue the appropriate places where they may be actively involved in ministry."
Church of the Brethren recently restated their commitment to women in all levels of the ministry and equality. They seek to encourage more women to assume leadership positions and their acceptance in leadership roles.
Mennonite Church USA reminds us that Jesus is our example and the Spirit gifts us to serve one another. Old Catholic Church of America ordains women as priests. Saint Matthews Church, a part of the Old Catholic Church, has an excellent article about the ordination of women by Bishop Joachim Vobbe.
Old Catholic Church of Canada has taken a positive stance in ordaining women.
United Catholic Church . The United Catholic Church is comprised of Vatican ordained priests and bishops who have united to stress the value of women and other disaffected groups. Apostolic Faith Church is a Pentecostal denomination founded by Florence Louise Crawlford .
Assemblies of God has taken a firm stand on the Biblical legitimacy of women in leadership positions. Their site has two wonderful articles on leadership in the church: "The Role of Women in Ministry Adopted August 1990" and "The Discipleship and Submission Movement Adopted August 17, 1976", Feminism and Appropriate Roles for Women.
Christian Church of North America encourages women at "all levels of the church".
Church of God (Anderson) supports women ministers.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel , as one would expect of a group founded by a woman, challenges women to live-up to their Godly potential. Site includes a beautifully worded statement on women in the church.Women In Leadership
International Pentecostal Churches of Christ ordains women. Many of its global branches were founded by women.
International Pentecostal Holiness Church has ordained women since its foundation.
Open Bible Churches has ordained women since its foundation.
Pentecostal Assemblies of God ordains women, boldly stating, "We find no scriptural support for the exclusion of women ministering in any capacity."
Pillar of Fire ordains women, while remaining firmly fundamentalist.
Willow Creek Association reminds us we are called to unity and to use the gifts the Lord gives us.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America : Ordains women. American Evangelical Christian Churches proclaim that all should have the "freedom to proclaim the Word of God as imparted to them by the Holy Spirit."
Canadian Evangelical Christian Churches seeks to encourage men and women to the five hold ministry.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 3,354 clergy members 21% of which are women. They stress unity and nurturing"congregational life".
Christian and Missionary Alliance seeks to encourage all believers to evangelism.
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The Evangelical Covenant Church ordains women, and has issued a an informative position paper on the role of women in ministry .
Evangelical Fellowship of Canada encourages women in leadership.
International Council of Churches supports women in the ministry.
The Salvation Army : Site demonstrates how the organization has remained true to the ideals of its founders.
United Church of Christ . The United Church of Christ has ordained women for over a hundred years and celebrates our equality in the Lord. Association of Free Lutherans allows each congregation to call the pastor of the congregation's choice.
Lutheran World Federation : The Federation encourages the ordination of women and use of feminine perspective in theology. Luther World Federation has resolved, "In particular,the LWF should stand in solidarity with those women who seek ordination because they are called by God, but cannot be ordained because women's ordination is not practiced in their home church." They also support partnership and equality in marriage. African Methodist Episcopal church ordains women. In 2000 they ordained their first female bishop.
Church of the Nazarene has recently renewed decide to strengthen its affirmation of women in the ministry.
Free Methodist Church has firmly supported women in leadership positions since its foundation. Its site offers several interesting articles .
Free Methodists of Church of North American was founded in 1860 by Benjamin Titus Roberts. He firmly supported equality, a stance the Church has continued. They stress that the church is a family, and seek to nurture the faith of all.
Free Methodist Church in Canada : affirms the equality of women and ordains them.
Methodist Church of Great Britain ordains women.
Methodist Church in Ireland ordains women.
United Methodist Church has made a commitment to increase "opportunities for females in leadership,promoting equality in filling decision-making posts, and fostering nclusiveness in all facets of The United Methodist Church."
The Wesleyan Church has taken an very firm position on women in leadership. They write: "In spite of some forces which seek to undo our long-standing position on the ordination of women, we refuse to budge on this issue we will not tolerate the blocking of a person's ordination due to their gender, for we believe that both men and women are called to the ministry and thus should be ordained." They have also taken a very positive stance on domestic violence. The site includes a Women in Ministry section. Christian Reformed Church ordains woman to all levels of the ministry.
Church of Scotland : The Kirk ordain both men and women as elders and ministers.
Disciples of Christ ordains women. 22% of its ministers are women.
Presbyterian Church (USA) : Their Women's Ministries encourages women to be "full partners in leadership and ministry" and their participation in theology and liturgy. They also seek"cooperative decision-making within the church".
Reformed Church in America : "The Reformed Church in America affirms and celebrates women's gifts fo ministry and leadership." Evangelical Friends International , affirm our equality in Christ.
Friends United Meeting believes in the equality of all, and that marriage is for mutual benefit.