Joy in the Journey: Finding Abundance in the Shadow of Death

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What would be your areas of strength and areas in which you need to be strengthened in order to be more fruitful in ministry? (3) For the sake of the mission of Jesus Christ in the world and the most effective witness to the Christian gospel, 249 and in consideration of your influence as an ordained minister, are you willing to make a complete dedication of yourself to the highest ideals of the Christian life; and to this end will you agree to exercise responsible self-control by personal habits conducive to physical health, intentional intellectual development, fidelity in marriage and celibacy in singleness, integrity in all personal relationships, social responsibility, and growth in grace and the knowledge of the love of God?11 (4) Provide evidence of your willingness to relate yourself in ministry to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, social status, gender, sexual orientation, age, economic condition, or disability. (5) Will your regard all pastoral conversations of a confessional nature as a trust between the person concerned and God? (6) Provide evidence of experience in peace and justice ministries. d) Historic Examination for Admission into Full Connection and Ordination as Deacon—The bishop as chief pastor shall engage those seeking to be admitted in serious self-searching and prayer to prepare them for their examination before the conference.

Pages: 159

Publisher: IVP Books (July 1, 2015)

ISBN: 0830844473

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