Dave Ferguson, pastor of Community Christian Church in Chicago, gave an passionate plea to Verge conference attendees last week: “Ordain every Christ Follower”.
From the Christian Post:
Preaching from the New Testament, he told members of the church, “You are a royal priesthood. … You’re a priest. As a priest there’s a particular people or there’s a particular place that God has called you to.”
The Chicago pastor invited those who felt God’s calling to come forward to be anointed. A couple thousand people came forward, named the people or place (neighbors, co-workers, underprivileged children, etc.) they felt called to go and share Christ with, and were “ordained.”
Encouraging church leaders to foster an apostolic environment and build a church community where everyone carries the divine calling of reaching and saving the lost, Ferguson challenged fellow pastors to “ordain every Christ follower.”
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