Friends believe that only God ordains a minister. His people recognize God’s ordination and record those called and gifted for equipping ministry. For legal purposes and tax requirements, the term Recording is interchangeable with the term “ordination.”
Friends also believe that ministers may be called by God in a single instant, but they develop over time. They need Godly character, biblical knowledge, and ministry skills to maximize their effectiveness. The local church and its leaders play a significant role in discerning God’s gifting, equipping for ministry and encouraging those called to lifelong calling.
To explore Recording, Commissioning, or other ministry licensing within EFC Southwest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.