Ronnie Gray Collins
Commissioned June 16th 2009, Holston Annual Conference
Throughout Christian history the church has commissioned people for leadership and service. The commissioning is always a response to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who calls and sends women and men to share in Christ’s ministry.
In the early church in Antioch, the Holy SPirit instructed the community to set apart Barnabus and Saul for the work to which I have called them. Acts 13:2
In the early stages of such ministerial service, ordained leaders walk with commissioned leaders to mentor and form them in Christ’s ministry, just at Ananias, the more seasoned leader, guided Paul, the newly called evangelist, toward the fullness of his calling. Acts 9