Commission on Ministry identifies ordination candidate characteristics
Bishop Ted Gulick met with the Commission on Ministry on Saturday, May 16. They discussed the characteristics they will be looking for in candidates for ordination. For deacons – Hospitality, Fearless, Discerning, Socially aware (networking/collaborative), Innovative, Articulate, Values the story of every person, Intelligent, Compassionate, Advocate/”Paraclete”, Equipper.
For priests, they will look for candidates who are Healthy/Balanced, Compassionate, Courageous, Well Read and Educated, Articulate (Preacher), Spiritually Grounded, Humble, Critical Thinker/Reflective, Faithful Living, Story Teller, Intelligent, Generosity of Spirit-One Who Makes Connections, Rule of Life, Collaborative, Sense of Humor, Holy, Patience, Liturgically Strong, Sacramental Senses, Positively Driven by the Gospel, Equipper.