"Called to Serve"¬†reflects a desire to serve God. The phrase is closely related to missionary work. It is the first words used when calling church members to full-time missionary service ‚Äď "You are hereby called to serve ‚Ä¶."
Bishop Noonman once said during his homily:¬†"You are to serve, to serve God, serve your family and to serve the Church. You are the salt of the earth Salt is a special gift of nature. It preserves. It seasons. It fortifies. It purifies. As you join the ordained ministry, you are called to preserve, to fortify, and to season the lives of the people you will serve."¬†
With its unique design focusing on "Called to Serve", this ordination gift plaque is a powerful gift for the newly ordained deacons, pastors, priests, and bishops. God has called you to share in the ministry of Jesus. May you be sustained by His grace.
To Newly Ordained Pastor
Ordained & Installed
by the Presbytery of Newark
at Elmwood United¬†Presbyterian Church
East Orange, New Jersey
October 20, 2013
May your ministry to the church bring
immeasurable¬†blessings to you and to all you serve.
Blessings on Your Ordination
Called to Serve
In Celebration Of Your
Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Stockbridge
January 5, 2014
Ordination Bible Verse
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,
and ordained you,¬†that ye should go and
bring forth fruit, and that your fruit
should remain. ~ John 15:16
Called to Serve
This is the day the lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it
Newly Ordained Pastor/Priest
"The role of a Pastor is NOT to grow a big church.
The Pastor's role is to grow mature disciples
WHO MAKE DISCIPLES."
-- Rick Howerton
Congratulations & Prayers on Your Ordination