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Four Thoughts on Ordination Four Thoughts on Ordination



The practice of ordination has come under scrutiny recently, so we took the time in this episode to discuss its importance and the need to be thorough in the process of ordaining ministers.

Highlights - Today - Episode

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

Churches should be highly thoughtful when they consider ordaining a person to gospel ministry.

Checks - Ordination - Process

Background checks should be normative in the ordination process.

Social media background checks should be standard when hiring a pastor or ordaining someone for ministry.

Review - Ordination - Process

Theological review should be foundational to the ordination process.

The four points we discuss are:

Autonomy - Excuse - Irresponsibility

Autonomy is not an excuse for irresponsibility.

Background checks should become normative in the ordination process.

Ordination - Pastor - Staff - Member - Church

We should not assume the ordination of a pastor or staff member from another church is sufficient for our church.

Leaders should insist on vigorous examinations of...
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