Ordination as Distraction

Ordination has been a distraction for me. Many years have been filled to the brim of how and when and who will ordain me.  This past year instead of doing what I dreamed of doing–starting a home church–I was consumed with where and how will I get ordained.

Yet, those who seek a church that walks the talk, does ministry with those on the margins, discuss openly fears, doubt, and faith, they don’t care.  The people I know who are frustrated with church as is, don’t care whether their pastor is ordained or not.  They care about relationship, having open and honest conversations, living a life that matters…not ordination.

In a few weeks, we’ll have our first evening of “church” at our house.  The only approval I’m seeking is that of the One who has called me to ministry in the first place.