Well, enter the SMPP (Specific Ministry Pastoral Program) where you don’t have to uproot your family anymore to get a seminary education. Nor must you go through the grueling 3+1 yrs. of training to become a Word and Sacrament pastor. Just stay where you are, take a few classes, and…voila! You can get ordained to Word and Sacrament Ministry. I especially liked the snide remarks of Andrew Bartelt whenever anyone asked questions about it. You would have thought that we, lowly pastoral delegates that we are, did not know anything about the holy Ministry or theology. It was bad enough that we had lay ministers; now we are going to have a different problem: “Do not lay hands on anyone prematurely.” So much for the table of duties: “Anyone who desires to become a bishop desires a noble calling…He ought to be found apt to teach.” We will not see the fruits of this for a few years, but by the 2013 convention, I can guarantee you: things will not be better.
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