Attending the ordination of a new pastor is a beautiful thing. It brings pastors together and it brings the church together.
While we have seminarians graduating every year, an ordination is a rare thing to attend for most church members, so if you can attend one do it!
It makes me smile to see that all of these pastors have come out to support and pray for their new fellow pastor.
Taking a vow into the office of the ministry is a difficult thing. I often think that the devil works even harder to bring down good pastors.
It is difficult to find good pastors today. It takes a lot of work to care for the members of a church and to teach and pray for them.
These men spent and will continue to spend many years studying scripture to bring God's Word to the people in their churches.
This summer we were able to attend the ordination of Pastor Vanderhyde in Denver. It was wonderful. All of his children were in attendance as well as his father, also a pastor.