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8058650110_38e0ba2138_zBy Diana Gee

By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

–Gal 5:22-23

 

This past week I was in an ordination workshop. The class was made up of people in the process of being recognized as set apart for the ministry of shepherding God’s flock. What this all means is still being worked out both for me and for my church. For the record, I have no actual agricultural experience. The closest is of the gardening variety and pet-sitting. I feel unqualified and doubtful most of the time. Nonetheless, it’s a journey worth travelling, even if it is rather daunting and lonely. (more…)

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Singing a New Song

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By Eun Joo Angela Ryo

Last October marked my one year anniversary of completing the work required by my denomination to seek my first call for ordination.  After discernment meeting after another, after interview after interview, after four grueling ordination exams, and after three long years of full-time seminary, I was finally deemed worthy to be ordained in the PCUSA provided that I find a church or organization that would ordain me into ministry.  (more…)

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By Joy Wong

The last time I wrote for the blog was February this past year, when all things felt eclipsed by my pregnancy.  Fast-forward ten months, and I now have a 7-month-old baby girl; how time flies! When pregnant, I often wondered how my journey in ordination would turn out after I became a mom.  Would motherhood render me an “ordination dropout?”

It’s been a surprising journey — one that has required a constant assessment of my needs in order to know how to thrive as a mom.   (more…)

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By Joy Wong

In the beginning of September, I felt like I was finally on my way.  After years of undecidedness after completing an MDiv, I finally knew, deep down, that I wanted to be in pastoral ministry.   Then, after months of investigating and deliberating over various ordination tracks, I landed on the PCUSA track.  (more…)

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By Joy Wong

Over the past several years, my vocational direction has become more and more clear.  I know I want to go into pastoral ministry of some kind.  I also know that I have a heart to help other Asian American women in ministry leadership, especially those who may be called to be a pastor, as I believe I have been.  (more…)

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Near the end of seminary, I started asking myself, “What am I going to do when I graduate?”  In the late 1980s, there weren’t any conservative evangelical Chinese churches that I knew of that were ordaining women.  (more…)

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