Those who are ordained, I would like to hear about your experiences being ordained. I am a senior at LRU in the BA of Ministry program and one of the classes I am taking this semester is Pastoral Work. One of the books assigned is The Effective Pastor by Robert C. Anderson. Chapter 4 is about Ordination. He has some interesting things to say and I wonder how they meet up with real life in the average Baptist church. What sort of process did you go through? How long did it last? He also mentions Ordination is being skipped by many people entering ministry these days. Is this something happening in Baptist churches?