Yesterday, Fri 27 August, I was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. This was the culmination of eight years formal preparation:
- 2002-03: ministry training at Multicultural Bible Ministry, Rooty Hill;
- 2004-07: full time study at Moore Theological College;
- 2008-09: part-time study at the Presbyterian Theological Centre, while also being interim minister at Strathfield Presbyterian (2008), then part-time assistant minister at Merrylands East Presbyterian (2009).
So I've finally arrived. I've worked hard for that "Rev" title. Now I can get the position & recognition I deserve.
John 13:13-14: Jesus said:
13 You call me'Teacher' and'Lord', and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet.
1 Peter 5:2-3
2 Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.