Sean, you mention this is not about fundamental beliefs. I am no pastor, but don’t we have one about the priesthood of all believers and everyone being equal without predjudice in our church? It is within GC policy for women to be pastors, but men are ordained and women are commissioned. That is like the “separate but equal?” schools in segregated America. If ordination is a recognition of God’s call to a person as a pastor, then why do women get a separate type? Yes the GC session is important, but I listened to those in SA boo a former GC president and heard reports of underlings being told how they were supposed to vote. The NAD president did not get to speak about the impact on our mission. There were also reports that other parts of the world were sick of being bullied by the NAD in the past, and now that they had greater numbers, were going to put us in our place. I also do not understand why you are upset at your conference leaders. They do not control the votes of the constituents and did put the item on the agenda. I would suggest giving yourself some time before making a decision. It is never wise to act when angry or upset. Pray about it first.