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Ordination help

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by joseph1959, May 31, 2005.

  1. joseph1959

    joseph1959 New Member

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    Greetings!
    I am presently preparing for ordination as pastor with the date set for July 24th. I have a statement of faith prepared and am ready to discuss it.Can someone please give me some counsel as to what else I need to know and as I have never participated in an ordination service before.
    Your servant and brother in Christ,
    Joseph
     
  2. patrick

    patrick New Member

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    Great day that is my son's b-day!!! Be ready to answer anythting. I had a guy if i sped on the wat to church!!!
     
  3. obscureone

    obscureone New Member

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    Joseph1959,
    I would suggest you engage in prayer that God would be glorified first and foremost. Second, pray for wisdom & grace to respond in a Christlike manner. Third, pray for patience & humility.
    Perhaps having a pre-ordination questioning done by the deacons or sunday school teachers would be helpful.
     
  4. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator
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    Most ordination councils will ask detailed questions about theology - heavy duty, but we expect that and are prepared for it!

    But in addition, be prepared for questions about:
    salvation
    call to ministry
    wife/agreement to the ministry
    experience
    education
    I Tim 3 qualifications
    Baptist distinctives
    Touchy current issues =
    *divorce/remarriage
    *KJVonly
    *ecumenicism
    *separation
    *pastoral leadership style
    *politics
    *abortion
     
  5. Plain Old Bill

    Plain Old Bill New Member

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    Dr. Bob,
    Have you ever given any thought to teaching greek on line?
     
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