When God calls and qualifies a man for the ministry, it will be apparent both to that man and to the church. The would-be minister will meet the qualifications set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-16 and Titus 1:5-9, and he will possess a consuming desire to preach (1 Corinthians 9:16). It is the duty of the church to recognize and accept the calling. The ordination ceremony itself does not confer any special power; it simply gives public recognition to God’s choice of leadership.
We are excited and honored to be ordaining Matthew Smith. He has proven himself to be a man of integrity who is deserving of this honor. Please join us for this special night for our church and for his family. An ordination council will meet at 4 pm. They will be used of God to challenge and encourage Matt. Vision Baptist Church will be ordaining him.