Threads of History~ Ordination, Part 2 Deacon/Lay Leader Joshua Justice 25 February 2015
In this last of the series, "The Threads of History", Deacon Josh concludes his two-part discussion on the practice of ordaining clergy, which was a construct that grew out of the church's need to set in place men or women documented by a group which would oversee their training. That practice originated from a need to organize large groups, but was not in the original structure of the Christian church. Deacon Josh draws the picture of a local pastor and a minister vs. someone who has had institutional training and is sent in to take the controls of a church. As this series comes to a conclusion, final comments and thoughts are shared among the folks in the class which touch on the various subjects covered. Threads of History~ a study in the origination of today's church traditions.