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Why and How Do We Ordain?

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Thursday, 10 March 2016. Posted in Why We Do What We Do Hits 1497

Why and How Do We Ordain?

The church is a volunteer organization without a paid ministry. But that doesn't mean we take leadership lightly. Have you ever wondered about the whos, whens, whats, whys, and hows of ordination? Here's a primer.

When Christ set up the church, He set up a physical organization as well as a spiritual one. He started with the original 12 apostles in Israel and with 12 others in America. During His ministry, Christ also called 70 evangelists to go out and spread the Gospel. The church grew, as recorded in Acts and 4 Nephi, and others were ordained to replace those who had passed away. Also, other spiritual offices were created to help support the growing organizations.