Tag Archives: Ordination

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Becoming Ordained for Youth Ministry

Are Methodists Lazy?

I am often asked why I would want to go to seminary or be ordained when I could do youth ministry without going through all that.   What a fair question.  If we’re honest, youth ministry is often treated like the “training wheels ministry” that people do during seminary on their way to become “real” pastors.  So why would someone ...

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Considering Ordination? What you need to know first.

I’ve been in the process of becoming Ordained on the United Methodist Church for about 9 years now. I still find myself answering questions on a regular basis about the process and the titles and what it all means. So this article is an attempt to explain some of the process and fancy words that our church uses to talk ...

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