Ordination of Ministers
Ask Candidate to rise and come before the Altar
Scripture: Isa 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
1 Tim 4:1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
1 Tim 4:2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
1 Tim 4:3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
1 Tim 4:4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
1 Tim 4:5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
1 Tim 4:6 If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
1 Tim 4:7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
1 Tim 4:8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
1 Tim 4:9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance
1 Tim 4:10 (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.
1 Tim 4:11 Command and teach these things.
1 Tim 4:12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Tim 4:13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
1 Tim 4:14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
1 Tim 4:15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
1 Tim 4:16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
__________ are you fully aware of the responsibilities that are about to be placed on you by being ordained and set apart as Gospel Minister ?
Are you ready and willing to accept this responsibility ?
Do you accept the Bible as the inspired and infallible Word of God ?
Will you preach and uphold the Doctrines and practices of our Church ?
Will you preach and teach the Word of God with love and boldness ?
Will you minister to the needs of those to whom you are sent without partiality , and give of yourself without reserve for the building of God's Kingdom ?
Will you be diligent to study the Word of God ,be instant and faithful in prayer , and set a Christ like example in your life ?
Recognizing the sacred responsibility of your call and being aware of human weakness will you seek to be led by the Holy Ghost ?