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Evangelical Formosan Church of Sydney (EFCOS)

10 Carlotta Street
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LGBTQ Policy

Women in Leadership Policy

Leadership

Pastor:
Wesley Chen
Gender:
Man
Race:
Asian
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Pastor:
Gender:
Race:
No items found.
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Officiates LGBTQ weddings:
Hires LGBTQ+:
Ordains LGBTQ+:
Any LGBTQIA individuals serving in church's leadership team:

LGBTQ Policy

Unclear: Non-Affirming

Web Links

Faith & Order (Denomination)

"The Bible is indeed very clear in condemning homosexual behavior as a sin, but the Bible also condemns sins of adultery, greed, unbelief, hypocrisy, criticism, and self- righteousness. Christians must know that they are totally corrupt sinners saved by grace, and that only by the salvation of Christ can they be justified before God. Therefore, the church and believers must not hold animosity against homosexuals, but rather should seek to break self-limitations and build a bridge of effective communication."

Reference Links

Notes

Its actively enforced policy is not located on website's primary pages, but in its denomination's website.

LGBTQIA in Leadership

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Women can preach:
Women can be ordained:
Women can be elders:
Women can be senior pastor:
Senior pastor is female or non-binary:
50% or more of leadership team are women and/or non-binary: No
Regularity of women and/or non-binary preachers:

Women in Leadership Policy

Undisclosed

Web Links

Denominational Statement:

"After reflecting on various Scriptures, we have determined that gender difference should not be a factor in determining leadership roles in the church."

Notes

Its denomination permits but does not require churches to be egalitarian. It is inconclusive from this specific church's website if it enforces an egalitarian policy.

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Last updated 10/29/2018