Thursday, March 14, 2024

So You Got Ordained. Now What?

Congratulations on taking the significant step of becoming ordained! If you've chosen to be ordained through the original Universal Life Church (ULC) based in Modesto, you've made a wise decision. The ULC stands behind its ministers, providing not only the original ordination certificate for free but also the exclusive endorsement for chaplaincy certification among churches with the "Universal Life Church" name. If you haven't yet been ordained by the original church, I encourage you to do so at ULC Ordination.

Now that you're ordained, you might wonder, "What's next?" The answer is largely up to you. Being recognized as a "real" minister requires more than just the title; it's about how you act and the seriousness with which you approach your role. Here are some ways to live out your ministry:
  • Offer Wedding Services: As an ordained minister, you can officiate weddings. This is a beautiful way to help couples celebrate their love and commitment.
  • Be a Listening Ear: People often need someone to talk to during trying times. Offer yourself as a compassionate listener to those in need.
  • Provide Spiritual Services: Consider leading Bible studies or offering other free spiritual services to your community.
  • Pursue Further Education: Attending seminary can enhance your professional skills and deepen your understanding of your faith.
  • Start a Church or Non-Profit: Use your ordination to start a church or a non-profit organization focused on a cause close to your heart. For example, I run a small nonprofit that raises funds to support work with at-risk youth and their families.
Remember, being ordained doesn't automatically earn you the respect of being a minister. That respect comes from how you carry and present yourself to the world. If you treat your ordination as a joke, you'll be seen as one. But if you take it seriously, you have the potential to do serious good in the world, putting your beliefs into action.

The path you choose is up to you. Embrace your ordination with purpose and dedication, and you'll find that the possibilities are endless.

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