Ordination is a practice of the ancient church and can be traced back to the earliest Christian communities. It is the recognition by the church that a person has been called by God and is equipped for life-long service to the body of Christ to a special work of leadership. This month we did just that when we recognized what God is doing in Hollis Dudgeon’s life by ordaining her to the gospel ministry. Her ordination service, held February 6, was the culmination of a two-year process that involved conversations with other ordained people, theological discernment, written and verbal faith explanations, and questioning and affirmation from a council of laypeople and clergy. Throughout that process, Hollis demonstrated a deep love for God, clear giftedness for ministry, and honest pursuit of what God wants for her life. She is already serving as a ministry leader in her role at Georgetown College educating and discipling high school and college students and her service at Faith leading classes and conversations that deepen our faith. We are so excited to see what God has in store for Reverend Hollis Dudgeon as she lives into this ordination and continues to bring God’s love into the world.
Click here to see Hollis’ ordination service.