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Ordination: Who? Why? When? (Download)


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Ordination needn’t be a mystery, but it should not be undertaken thoughtlessly. This six—page resource, originally a three—part series in CHRISTIAN STANDARD, explores ordination with an eye toward helping individuals, churches, and God’s kingdom.

J. Michael Shannon makes a case for why ordination is practical and sensible for individuals desiring a lifetime of service in the Lord‘s church.

Paige Mathews considers a process for assessing the person who wants to be ordained.

And Tom Lawson challenges ordaining congregations to consider their responsibility for the lifetimes of those they ordain.

This download is ideal for churches that are considering ordaining a ministry candidate.