Ordination, Part 1

Ordain: To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on.

On January 17, 2010 I followed God's call to the next step in my journey of obedient serve to Him by becoming ordained.  The following series of blogs are my remarks from that evening.

Why am I now seeking ordination?  Why didn't I do this a long time ago?  Well, God needed to chip away at a lot of rough edges in my life.  But understand, I did not just get the call from God tonight.  I got it a long time ago.  This ordination is an important step in the journey, but the journey with Christ began years ago after the loss of Joshua.

Over the last year, I have been asked to do some things in a more pastoral role--marrying people, baptizing, counseling.  And last year for the first time in Joshua's Way's history, our Board decided to offer a Bible study on Sunday mornings.  Last year the owners of Trio Restaurant offered the restaurant as a location for a Joshua's Way Community Bible Study on Sunday mornings.  The JW Board enthusiastically endorsed this idea.  The Community Bible Study began last Sunday and things are going well.  We will see how God leads in all of this.