In a week and a half we have a unique occasion for celebration – Pastor Mark will be ordained for pastoral ministry.
Mennonite theology values the priesthood of all believers. We all have access to the Divine and share in
the call to embody the healing and reconciling ministry of Jesus. We also recognize certain offices of
ministry, among them chaplains and pastors.
The priesthood of all believers doesn’t necessarily mean the pastorhood
of all believers!
Our denominational Polity Manual says: “Ordination is an act of the church that confirms...