The Church of the Nazarene in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera recently held its historic Bahamas district ordination service.
Having met the educational and experiential requirements, examination by the ordination board, and election by the district assembly, two members - Rev Cyprianna Edgecombe and Rev Roland Cadet - were officially as ministers. The ordination was the first ever to be held in Eleuthera.
In the Church of the Nazarene only a general superintendent can officiate an ordination with the laying of hands. And this part of the service was a major highlight of the event.
Both new ministers were charged to continue in the church's mission to creating Christ-like followers in every nation.
The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant church in the Wesleyan Holiness tradition. It was founded in 1908 to spread the message of scriptural holiness and Christ-like living across the lands. The Church of the Nazarene ministers in over 155 countries around the world in over 51 languages and enjoys a membership of over 1.7 million Nazarenes.
"Our mission is to make Christ-like disciples in the nations. We believe that God offers to everyone forgiveness, peace, joy, purpose, love meaning in life, and the promise of Heaven when life is over by entering and experiencing a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ," said church officials.
"The Church of the Nazarene is also a holiness church. We believe that Christians can experience a deeper level of life in which there is victory over sin, power to witness and serve, and a richer fellowship with God all through the infilling of the Holy Spirit. With over 24,000 congregations our vision and mission embraces the entire world. Each local congregation of the Church of the Nazarene is a faith community ready to greet you in Jesus' name. There, you will discover opportunities not only to encounter Jesus as your Saviour and Lord, but also to grow as a follower of Christ."