“If you want the movement to multiply, ordinary believers must be released to baptize and serve the Lord’s Supper,” George Patterson, our speaker, announced. “What? Is that right?” I thought. “Did ordinary believers have the necessary qualifications for ministry?”
We were a group of young church planters and missionaries. We had come to this seminar to learn from George, a church planting expert.
It Sounded Strange
It sounded strange to me. I had well-established ideas from my upbringing and education about the qualifications for ministry.