Ordination is the recognition by the Lord’s people of the call of an individual to serve as Christ’s under-shepherd. Ordination is first and foremost a response of the local church. It is her responsibility to determine the candidate’s worthiness for sponsorship and to walk with the candidate through each step of the ordination process. A regular American Baptist ordination service takes place in the sponsoring church after the candidate has prepared, applied, been examined by the sponsoring church and the Ordination Council and found ready to serve in vocational Christian ministry. Documentation is available as a guide for the candidate and the sponsoring church to help in the preparation for ordination as an American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, Southwest and Hawaii (ABCOFLASH).
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