Upcoming Events

  • i. Calvary Hour Fellowship times are as follows:
    a. Monday-Thursday - Devotion @ 4 am-5 am (Central Time)
    b. Thursdays - Cross Over @ 10:30 pm-12:00 am
    c. Fridays - Bible Study @ 7 pm -8:30 pm

    ii. There will be a 24 hour watch service on December 30th, 2015 which will be a time of reflection over where we have been and what to do with our future.

    iii. Our weekday service is on every Wednesday @ 3235 Vollmer Rd., Suite 102. Flossmoor, IL 60422.
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WEDNESDAYS      7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Midweek Service
SUNDAYS             8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Morning Service
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3211 Charlemagne Ave., Apt. 102
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Info@mission1care.org
614-674-3074 • 614-674-8340


Phone: 614-414-3074 • 614-674-3074
Email: Info@mission1care.org

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3235 Vollmer Rd., Suite 102
Flossmoor, IL 60429

Mission 1 Care General View on Ordination

The view of ordination in the Mission 1 Care is predicated upon biblical principles and is consonant with the evangelical view. The following characteristics comprise the Mission 1 Care view. Ordination can be defined as the public ceremony by which the Movement acknowledges the divine call, commission, and qualification of a person to ministry in the Mission 1 Care; extends its blessings, fellowship, and opportunities; receives his pledge of dedication, faithfulness, and loyalty; and invokes divine enablement for success in life and ministry. Ordination is held to be spiritual and functional rather than sacerdotal. It is important as a public acknowledgment of God’s prior call and commission, but it is not essential.

All Christians are equal, but ministers are set apart for special, full-time Christian service and leadership. When necessary, the laity can perform all of the functions of ministry except those for which the State requires an ordained minister.

Ordination is performed only after a careful examination of the candidate as to qualification on six essential points:

  • The genuineness of his Christian experience.
  • The sufficiency of his spiritual, moral, emotional, and social maturity.
  • The reality of his divine call.
  • The correctness of his doctrine.
  • The adequacy of his preparation and practical abilities.
  • The acceptability of his allegiance to the Movement’s policies and programs.

Authority and power for ministry are conferred directly by Christ through the Holy Spirit, not through those who perform the ordination ceremony. No particular man or group is essential to the ordination process. Those who participate are dispensable instruments. The stress is upon an immediate spiritual connection with Christ rather than a historical Episcopal (apostolic) succession. The living Lord of the Church is making direct, dynamic appointments in His body today.

Ordination is held to be of concern to the whole Church, not just the local assembly. This is indicated by the fact that the apostles, whose ministry was international in scope, presided in each of the five New Testament ceremonies of ordination.

Therefore, in the Mission 1 Care the ordination is conducted at district level by the superintendent with the imposition of hands and prayers of the District Presbytery. It is recognized by the Executive Presbytery of the General Council and is signature by the general superintendent and general secretary. Also, since ministers participated in each of the New Testament ceremonies, presbyters and other senior ministers are involved in Mission 1 Care ordination in the laying on of hands and prayer.

The Mission 1 Care stresses the importance of the spiritual quality of the ordination ceremony as opposed to a formal ritual. Typical Mission 1 Care ordinations include fasting, prayer, and the laying on of hands, preaching, a charge, and other elements which were seen in the New Testament ceremonies of ordination.

Ordination is available to men or women who meet the biblical qualifications proposed for bishops in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9, and who are fulfilling one of the types of proclamation-oriented ministry given to the Church by Christ in Ephesians 4:11. These are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastor-teachers (bishops/ elders). Those fulfilling a ministry as directors of youth, music, or Christian education may qualify for a Christian Workers Certificate or specialized license but are not afforded ordination if they do not fulfill the basic preaching-pastoral ministry. Those fulfilling a ministry of temporalities (deacons) are appointed to a tenure of service but without credentials.

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