Your ordination board

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  1. Salty

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    How long did your ordination board last?

    If you are a deacon, did you go thur an ordination or were you just elected?
     
  2. Tom Bryant

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    My ordination happened after I was 6 months on staff at the 1st church I served.

    I was given an unmarked, no study notes Bible and stood in front of 8 area pastors and asked questions about what I believed and how I backed it up with Scripture. I was also asked questions about unbiblical belief systems like JW's, Mormons and others and how I would refute them.

    It lasted 2 hours and was both the toughest and best 2 hours of my ministry life.
     
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    About three and a half hours. I had a thorough written exam prior and this was to follow up with that and to ask any additional questions. I had grown up in this church and had known nearly everyone since I was 3 and they knew me.

    My ordination council was composed of the deacons and several ministers from the church and around the area.

    It was a true joy. :thumbsup:
     
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    Mine lasted an hour. Most of who were on the board knew me quite well. I suppose there was not a need for to much time spent as a result.
     
  5. Jim1999

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    My British ordination was conducted upon my graduation and by the British Baptist Union. It was partly based on my school examinations, my personal witness, and my own statement of faith.

    My second ordination was in Canada and was at the invite of the Deacon's Board of the church I pastored. Other local pastors were invited as was the secretary of the Fellowship. The whole service lasted 5 hours and included a message by a guest preacher. Questions to me were essentially theological.

    It was then up to my local church to accept or reject me for ordination. The association provided all the paperwork for legal status.

    Frankly, I couldn't have cared less about ordination, but it was required in the military to serve as a chaplain. I was deemed to be under the Church of England at that time, and required the approval of the Bishop (laying on of hands).

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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