Pastoral Placement Resources

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Pastoral Placement, Ordination

The ordination of ministers is generally accepted among Baptists as a necessary function of the local church. Recognition of the fellowship of churches is provided through the ordination council. As the number of churches and pastors multiplies, the need also grows for some uniform principles and practices. Churches need guidance in evaluating...

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Pastoral Placement, Ordination

Because of the growing number of Converge MidAmerica churches, there is a need for a guide that will assist churches in evaluating potential candidates for ordination and a suggested procedure for the ordination process. While the following recommendations are not binding, they will be conducive to good order and effective service.

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Pastoral Placement

Prior to granting a license, a church should establish policies regarding the licensing procedure.

  1. A church may decide to grant a license to those who are preparing for a career as a pastor or missionary and are in the process of gaining an MDiv. or similar seminary degree.
  2. A church may decide to grant a license to future...

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