In early 2013, the Community of Christ (formerly known as the RLDS) Mormons will consider a number of legislation proposals during its World Conference.
One of which is alternative, gender-inclusive variants of baptismal prayers:
Summary: If approved, this resolution would suggest the church needs to look at the language of the baptismal prayer so alternatives may be created because the current prayer is non-inclusive in attributing the masculine gender to God. Further, the resolution would give the support of the World Conference to the First Presidency for developing optional, additional baptismal prayer language and would ask that a report on this matter be made to the 2016 World Conference.
Whereas, By tradition and policy Community of Christ requires that Community of Christ ministers officiating at baptisms use the prayer recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 17:21c [“Having been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.”], but do not require this for baptisms performed by ministers of other Christian churches (Doctrine and Covenants 164:2), which authorized the acceptance of these baptisms, does not require the use of this baptismal prayer; and
Whereas, church tradition permits the use of the word “Spirit” instead of “Ghost” but no other word substitutions in the wording of this baptismal prayer; and
Whereas, The wording given in Doctrine and Covenants 17:21c reflects earlier understandings and sometimes limits the expression of God’s grace and the discretion of Community of Christ
ministers in the sacrament of baptism, and this earlier language is non-inclusive as it attributes masculine gender to God; and
Whereas, The church would be blessed by the availability of alternative baptismal prayers; examples of possible alternative baptismal prayers include:
“Having been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.”
“As a minister of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.”
“As a minister of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Creator, the Redeemer, and the Sustainer, Amen.”; and
See: Community of Christ's World Conference Legislation page