On the contrary, the admittance of women to all levels of ordained ministry
has contributed significantly to the full expression of God's mission in the world.
Wall said that with an "upsurge in commitment for youth initiatives" in some dioceses, greater interest in vocations to ordained ministry
among the youth, and increased involvement of youth in national work, it was time to figure out how all the youth ministry work can be integrated.
Under "Called to Common Mission," the Episcopal church has temporarily suspended the application to the ELCA of the Anglican Ordinal's prohibition against exercise of ordained ministry
by anyone not ordained by a bishop in the historic episcopate.
It began back in the 1960s, when women first questioned the policies of the American Lutheran Church (ALC) and the Lutheran Church in America (LCA) with respect to women entering seminary for the purpose of studying for the ordained ministry
Eighty percent had master's or doctoral degrees, and nearly three-fourths of the entire group described themselves as academically trained in theology, pastoral studies, liturgy or other fields related to ordained ministry
Yet, now 70 and in my 44th year of ordained ministry
, I have never been challenged about my family life with Bob.
On the broader question of whether the expansion of lay ministry threatens the uniqueness of ordained ministry
, Dominican Fr.
Murdoch has served her entire ordained ministry
in the diocese of Moosonee.
O'Gara said that a hint of the purpose of ordained ministry
occurs in the council's statement, found in the "Dogmatic Constitution on the Church," that "Christians have the right to receive the assistance of the word of God and the sacraments.
He marks his 40th anniversary of ordained ministry
This discussion is sure to contribute to a renewed understanding of ordained ministry
Njegovan relinquished his exercise of ordained ministry
in December 2017, the diocese said.
I thought it was going to be retirement next year after 20 wonderful years teaching followed by 20 years next June 28, 2018, of ordained ministry
In 1978 he felt called to the ordained ministry
of the Church in Wales and spent two years at St Michael's College in Llandaff.
Personally, therefore, I would prefer that women would aspire to ordained ministry
rather than priesthood.