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I am a free will gospel Minister, if I join a Baptist church, do I have to ordained again?

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  • You mean, I assume, "do I have to be ordained in order to hold a position equivalent to what I was previously qualified for?" Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 5:34
  • There's no way to answer this in general, you'll have to ask the church you want to join.
    – curiousdannii
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 6:53
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    @curiousdannii What church requires people to be ordained before they can join? :D
    – Jay
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 9:43
  • @Jacob Depends on what type of "joining" you're talking about - if you're talking about joining the denomination rather than a local church then there would be many which require their ministers to be ordained. But this is just proving the question can't be definitively answered.
    – curiousdannii
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 11:56
  • @Norman You may need to add "in order to serve as a minister" to the end of your question, if that is what you meant. Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 12:41

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No, joining a Baptist church does not require ordination of any sort. It would make for a strange church where only ordained people were permitted membership.

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    I took the question as asking about joining a denomination as a minister, not just a regular church member.
    – curiousdannii
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 11:56
  • @curiosdannii,that would be a good question... A much better question, in fact. But it's not the one that was asked, so it's not the one I answered.
    – Flimzy
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 12:25
  • Depends on whether the OP meant 'denomination' or 'congregation' with the word 'church'. I can definitely see how it would be understood your way, but I think the other way is also possible. I think it's both unclear and too broad so I voted to close it...
    – curiousdannii
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 12:31
  • @curiousdannii: Why do I get the feeling you're arguing just for the sake of it?
    – Flimzy
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 17:05
  • I'm not, but the question has been closed and we asked the OP to explain more so no more arguing from me.
    – curiousdannii
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 0:25

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