Can I Pastor a Church Without Being Ordained?

Episode 710 Show Notes 

From the Show

We really need to recover a robust understanding of what it means to be called in to the ministry because we don’t call ourselves. We have an internal desire but the church is the one who calls us to the ministry.

–Adriel Sanchez

Can I Pastor a Church Without Being Ordained? 

Questions in this Episode

  1. In the Old Testament, sometimes the word “everlasting” is used to describe laws given to Israel. Therefore, some Messianic Jews say we should keep these laws. Why is the word “everlasting” used to describe these ordinances?
  2. Is the 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth literal, or is this describing the church age?
  3. I am a part of a church where the pastor came out and said that he had an affair. Is there a biblical method on how to proceed? If he comes back to pastoring how long should he wait before he re-enters the ministry?
  4. Must I be formally ordained in order to pastor a church or plant a church?
  5. The Bible says that Jesus is a the right hand of the Father, so does that mean that there are two different gods?
  6. Should communion, the Lord’s Supper, be open to anyone visiting the church or should it be closed for members only?
  7. I had a pastor say we shouldn’t label ourselves as sinners but saint. What are your thoughts on this?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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