Spiritual nourishment requires someone to have skills, abilities and a gift to handle different people. A minister is expected to counsel, pray for his or her followers during difficult times and exhort them to continue believing. You cannot underestimate the work of ministers to the people they serve. When people have faced challenges, they have looked for their spiritual leader for exhortation. There are those who do all these things but are not give any recognition because they are not ordained.
In the past, one had to undergo a long training before he or she is ordained. Some folks don’t have to go through this kind of rigorous training for ordination to be done. Due to the need to bridge this gap, a number of churches have introduced an online program where people can be ordained through the internet.
Ordination makes it possible for individuals to become recognized as ministers by the state and be allowed to do some ministry duties that have a legal significance such as conducting weddings and marriage forums. Though a wedding is a spiritual affair, the law will only award a marriage license for a wedding that is officiated by an ordained minister. If you are a minister, and you are not ordained then you can join a couple for marriage in some states.
Study the church you are interested in to understand what they believe in before you pay the ordination fee. Take a careful study of the church creed to understand what the church stands for in their spiritual journey.
Do not associate yourself with a church whose beliefs you oppose. The reason is that, as an ordained religious leader, you will be an ambassador of that church. The practice of ordaining folk through the internet has become widespread. Online platform provides you with an opportunity of getting a suitable church where you can get ordained.
Once you locate a church fulfill every requirement of the church. Every church has a different approach on how it does the ordination. You will find some religious groups that require you to uphold their religious beliefs before and after they ordain you. Others will give you a test to be convinced that you qualify to be a minister. A few churches ordain anyone regardless of their religious belief provided the minister pays the set amount of money.
Whatever the route they follow one of the things you should be certain is that there are many options available. The moment you have been ordained go forth and offer service to the community with a lot of confidence.
Don’t think that to be effective you must know it all but do your best according to your God-given abilities.
Do not delay anymore if you have been looking forward to ordination. It is okay to ask friends and other ministers who have experience in this kind of ordination to guide you.