For those of you who don't know, I am called to be in the ministry. Specifically, I feel that I am called to eventually be a head pastor, and that I have strong gifts towards teaching and pastoring. (If I get my way, I'll retire as a seminary professor, but we'll see how Yahweh guides things). I now have MDiv from Northeastern Seminary and am planning on getting ordained through the Assemblies of God.
Because I have the MDiv, I can skip the accreditation phase of ordination and move right to licensing, after I take (and pass) the history and polity course for AG. After that course, I will go before a committee of the local presbytery, who would approve me for a license. Once I have a license I can act as a minister until it expires. After two years, I can then pursue ordination, and if ordained I can minister indefinately with AG.
Now for the exciting news: I am now starting the history and polity course! It is a home course that I do out of a packet which I recieved this past Friday.
As for the blog, this means that I'll either be blogging more or less. I will have less time, and I already haven't had enough time to really blog. However, I'll also be thinking more, and I may simply prattle on here about the course so I can get my thoughts out. The course is likely to run until sometime in May, when I then make a request to be licensed.
Anyhoo, this should be an exciting time for me, and I would like to ask you all for your prayers and support. Thank you very much.