How To Do Things
Becoming ordained as a Presbyterian minister is similar to Christian ministry in any church. Christian ministry is rarely lucrative, often stressful, and typically involves a person's entire family because pastors and elders are "On call" virtually 24 hours every day in times of family crisis, similar to a medical doctor. Becoming ordained as a Presbyterian minister is no exception to this. However, for those members of the Presbyterian Church with a profoundly personal experience of being called by God to the work of the Church, and whose call is recognized and acknowledged by the church, seeking to become ordained can be a life-changing step toward a career and vocation that is deeply fulfilling, profoundly meaningful, and rewarding in ways.