Methodist Preachers

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Methodist Preachers

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Post by ultimate777 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:55 pm

Do people have to be able to read Greek to become preachers in the United Methodist Church? Or is it neccesary just for higher ups than preachers just starting out, or whatever.

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Post by IceMobster » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:32 pm

I am unsure for the Methodist Church, but it is really preferred to know Greek if you are more oriented on NT and Hebrew if you are more oriented on OT. But, I mean, it all depends on what your approach to preaching is, the place where you will be doing so, the audience, you emphasizing on certain things. My point is that certain people have different approach to a certain question.
Now that I think more about it, I suppose not that much. Just when you want to get a better understanding of some text you want to preach.
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Post by ultimate777 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:17 pm

I wonder how much Greek you have to have to "jump all the hoops" to be ordained as a Methodist preacher and how much to be at least an associate minister at a big church?

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Post by abelcainsbrother » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:50 pm

I don't know however when I tried a Methodist Church years ago I thought the preaching was really good but I noticed that they eat the Lord's supper every Sunday service and many seemed like they were just doing it because everybody else was doing it and not understanding the real meaning behind it. But that was years ago and I can't say is all Methodist churches do the samething. I did like how the women in the church brought food they had fixed and after the service we would all eat and it was some awesome country cooked type food too.It was like a buffet and there was plenty for everybody.
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Post by JButler » Mon May 16, 2016 7:27 pm

Having been in the Methodist Church for 30 years I'd say it all depends on the individual pastor. Our current one seems to know Greek pretty good. In talking with him and bringing up various Greek words, he knows what I'm saying and adds to them. So he knows but doesn't mention it much.

I remember the culture shock switching to Methodist. People were actually friendly and greeted you, Welcome, glad you came today. They actually sounded joyful when singing hymns! They even acted like they wanted to hang out after the service and have breakfast in the hall....fellowship time they call it.
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