I wanted to follow-up to my note of the 15th to which I attached the ministry newsletter, The Mid-Atlantic Lighthouse and better introduce myself and my work.
I am a preacher's kid whose father had the wisdom to make me be certain that I was called into the ministry and not just following in his footsteps. Since 1982, I have pastored in five congregations, been a mission planter, served as a denominational executive and a state guard chaplain, and as a Bible college administrator and professor. At present, I am in the Civil Service in "tentmaking" mode. I have been traditionally ordained as well as simply ordained and hold credentials in the Universal Life Church.
I would consider myself a compassionate conservative socially and conservative theologically (but not neanderthal!). My ministry today includes conducting weddings and funerals for those without a church connection. I also conduct a ministry of encouragement to other ministers - especially those who are called and elect simple ordination. I believe that ministry as a profession should be a level playing field. If your calling is sincere, then it doesn't matter how you got there.
I commend you for the work you are doing at the Seminary. I'm not sure how I may be of service, but if there is something I could provide that would be useful, then I would be happy to help.
I know the ULC covers the breadth of spirituality and I respect that. I embrace my spiritual path and do not denegrate others but encourage a mutual understanding and respect.
Please feel free to correspond.
David I. Moshier *
The Universal Life Church is a comprehensive online seminary where we have various classes in Christianity, one on Wicca, along with several Pagan courses, more than a few courses about Metaphysics with more being added regularly.
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The ULC, run by Rev. Long, has created a chaplaincy program to help train our ministers. We also have a huge catalog of minister supplies. I've been ordained with the Universal Life Church for many years and am proud to have started the Seminary.
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