Wednesday, June 15, 2011

An Inch Thick

Being a licensed pastor is a good thing. I recommend licensure for all staff persons who act in a pastoral capacity and office. So I suggested that Jon Lemmond explore getting a Covenant pastoral license as he takes on more responsibilities at MCC. He made the calls and received the attachments to read....a inch thick!!
I don't remember so much paper for my licensure!


At 10:47 PM , Blogger Brad Boydston said...

But then things got complicated. People who had been around awhile began to complain that the new people didn't really understand the Covenant or what was expected of them as Covenant ministers.

Then there were some problems with ministerial abuse and the lawyers got involved -- protecting not only the people in the churches but also the assets of the denomination. And with each new chapter in history another piece of paper was added to the stack.

It is a bit daunting. But you can no longer enter in casually with a one page form signed by a superintendent at the very last minute. With all the paperwork people have to go through just to get the initial license they might as well continue on and get ordained.


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