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Pastoral ordination is a significant process within the context of Christian ministry. According to the New Testament teachings, ordination represents the recognition by a local church of an individual’s call from God to serve in the gospel ministry. The process of ordination encompasses several aspects:

First, recognition of God’s call acknowledges that the candidate has been called to a full-time responsibility as an overseer of souls.

Secondly, Identification with the Church: Through ordination, the church publicly identifies itself with the ordained individual minister. It signifies belief in their conversion, call, convictions, and commendation for leadership and ministry.

Thirdly, legal requirements: Ordination also fulfils legal requirements for performing wedding ceremonies, serving as a chaplain, and similar roles.

Most importantly, ordination does not confer ecclesiastical power or status; it is a recognition and endorsement of the candidate’s suitability for ministry. In today’s churches, ordination generally involves leaders or an institution that grants authority to a church leader. This can include the ordination of a pastor, deacon, or other. Furthermore, the New Testament provides specific qualifications for pastors and deacons (I Timothy 3:1–7; Titus 1:5–9). These qualifications should be carefully considered when examining candidates for the gospel ministry.

In summary, while ordination has biblical roots, it is not an absolute prerequisite for effective ministry. The focus remains on one’s calling, character, and commitment to serving God and His people. The College of Theology and Missions is committed to providing appropriate biblical training and preparation for candidates to be ordained to office by the local church.

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