Ordination Question

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  1. Servent

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    I have a friend who was ordained as a deacon awhile back, He was set aside for a year, after that period he was ordained,He served in this church for about 3 years then he moved to another church,after joining there they asked if he was a deacon he told them yes and nothing else was said. Then about a year later they aproched him again and said they would like to set him aside for a year to be concidered as a deacon,He told them he had already been set aside and was a deacon,is this normal pratice to set a person aside again once they have has been ordained.
     
  2. dh1948

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    Different churches handle it in different ways. In my church, a man who joins our church from another church where he was a deacon does not automatically become an active deacon. If he is elected at some point in time to serve as an active deacon in our church, we would not re-ordain him. We would honor the ordination of the other church if that church is of like faith and order. However, if he was ordained by a church that was not Baptist, he would have to submit to our ordination before he would be recognized as a deacon.
     
  3. Bro Tony

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    Our church handles this the same as does dh's church. He is right that this is a matter of individual church polity.

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  4. Dr. Bob

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    Ordaining deacons has been talked about on the BB before, but remember, whatever you do it is NOT a Biblical teaching. It is a SBC practice that is not bible-based.
     
  5. Dr.Tim

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    What about ordination service for pastors????
     
  6. dh1948

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    Assuming that the men chosen to serve the tables in Acts 6 were what we call "deacons" today, the practice of "laying on of hands" commenced there. Here again, that is assuming that "laying on of hands" was the same as our "ordination."

    I am not too sure about what Dr. Bob says about deacon ordination originating with the SBC. Maybe he can provide us with some documentation or reference some resources that would enable each of us to draw our own conclusion as to the biblical basis of the practice.
     
  7. Servent

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    Thank you all for your input
     
  8. Pastor Larry

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    I see no reason to ordain deacons, and certainly it is not an ordination that travels from church to church.
     
  9. HankD

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    True and interesting, because a pastoral ordination does.

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