In general, the order of service for a pastor's installation starts with opening prayers and song, continues with the ordination and ends with a benediction. A pastor's installation is a church service in which a new pastor is charged with his duties and welcomed into the church family.Continue Reading
Before a pastor begins working at a new church, there is normally an installation and ordination ceremony. Usually, this is combined with a regular Sunday service so that he can be ordained and welcomed in front of the entire church family.
The specific order of this type of service may vary depending on the church's denomination, but the components remain similar:
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