At one o’clock on the afternoon of November 19, 2021, Shanghai Christian Council conducted a solemn ordination ceremony in Pu’an Church, Putuo District. Nearly 300 church staff and believers from churches in Shanghai came to witness this holy moment.
Wang Xingxiao (female), Hang Yi (female), Chen Qirui (female), Zhu Liang (female) and Huang Huan (female) were ordained as pastors. Chen Yeqing (female), Li Meijuan (female), Wang Haojie and Li Chunqing (female) were ordained as elders. Rev. Geng Weizhong, president of Shanghai CC presented stoles and Bibles to these new pastors and elders.
After the ordination ceremony, a symposium was held to welcome all the new clergy.
On November 21, Guizhou CC held an ordination ceremony in the auditorium of Guizhou Bible School, attended by a congregation of more than 300 people.
The ordination was hosted by Rev. Luo Yingfu. Rev. Yan Linbin presented to the audience the names of those to be ordained. After Rev. Luo Yingfu examined the candidates, the ordination group performed the laying on of hands in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Nineteen were ordained as pastors, including Lu Qingli (female), Yang Chuanyan (female), Luo Ping, Li Zhangjun, Luo Ya (female), etc. Twenty-three were ordained as elders, including Guo Qixiu (female), Yang Guangrong, Xiong Jiade, Cai Yaowen, Wang Zhi’an, etc.
On the same day, Shandong CC&TSPM held an ordination ceremony in Jiangsu Road Church, Qingdao City. Of all the 14 candidates from churches in Qingdao City and Rizhao City, Zhang Lijuan (female), Li Gang, Sun Yan (female), Liu Jun, Dong Xulei and five others were ordained as pastors; Yan Gang, Gao Qiang, Yang Yuelei and Wang Lisheng were ordained as elders.
On the morning of November 27, Hunan CC&TSPM held an ordination ceremony in Tenghui Church, Changsha City. Fu Yuci, Jiang Shaojun, Yu Zhongmin, Qu Guilan, and another 18 fellow workers were ordained as pastors; Xia Chengxiang, Wang Hong, Wang Yali, He Guzhen and four others as elders.
Translated and edited by Bei Sang.