Process to Ordination
Please Note: Our Deacons and Priests will be fully committed to promoting generational revival and moving in the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit within the context of their own Charismatic, Evangelical, and Sacramental ministry dynamic. Their ministry focus will align with that of the Order. If they are pastoring, or planting a local church, their ministry paradigm will align with our statement of Mission and our specific Practical Mission Focus.
The Process for Licensed and Ordained Ministers from a Church or Denomination not in Historic Apostolic Succession
We’re very excited about your interest in ordination in historic apostolic succession in this Order! Let us be clear, we already regard you as a true minister of the Gospel of Jesus. Nonetheless, we believe that there is an anointing of grace in Holy Orders and we believe it's an important rite in our Order, and you probably feel the same way since you are thinking about ordination in our Order.
This process depends on your ministerial experience and your biblical and theological knowledge. Most often, the process is streamlined and shortened. Ministers from Charismatic, Evangelical, and Pentecostal churches will usually need to increase their knowledge in the sacramental dimension of the Gospel, and grow in experience, knowledge, and theology of liturgical practices. This isn't intended to be an arduous process, but an adventure in living liturgy. Any in case, our bishop will gladly guide you through obtaining Holy Orders.
Please contact Bishop Jon and he will gladly set up a video visit with you to share more about ordination in The Missioners of The Holy Spirit.
The Process for those who are Matriculating or Graduated from Ministerial School
We're grateful that you are considering obtaining Holy Orders in The Missioner of The Holy Spirit. We would love to encourage and help you fulfill the calling and vision that the Lord is putting in your heart.
Your process to ordination would typically forego the one year discernment process, and would begin with a mutually agreed on period of time for "Nomination" and "Postulancy" that would lead to Ordination. During this time you would continue to serve in your present ministry, or you could begin to serve in a new ministry.
The Process for those Beginning to Consider Holy Orders
We give thanks to the Lord that you are exploring giving your life to God in a vocation of Christian ministry. When one feels that they are called to be ordained as a deacon or priest, they enter a process of discernment. This is a time of prayer, reflection, dialogue, and study to discover the direction to which one is feeling called by God. It is a formational journey done in community, under the oversight of the Bishop and the discerner's pastor. Sometimes this journey might lead a person to understand that they are called to serve God through other means than Holy Orders. Many other times, this reflective process will confirm and strengthen the call to Holy Orders. From start to finish... it is typically a three year process.
Note: If you do not have a relationship with someone in our Order , please directly contact Bp. Jon