What makes Barbara Ryan and Alex Kear...

What makes Barbara Ryan and Alex Kearns Ministers?

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Not a Minsiter

Saint Marys, GA

#1 Jul 2, 2011
I am asking a real question here. At their website http://www.stmarysgaweddings.com/about.html they call themselves Ministers but there is no mention of any degrees or areas of study. Does anyone know what qualifies them to be called ministers? Did they go to school to become ministers and if so what schools? I was under the impression that it took a college degree to call ones self a minister.

Did they get the degree online and if so how much does it cost cause I would like that degree as well. Did they just call themselves that?

Is it against the law in GA to call yourself a minister or can anyone do it? Does anyone know the 411 on this? Perhaps Ryan or Kearns could shed some light on this for us
What

Saint Marys, GA

#2 Jul 2, 2011
Hey goofball ever hear of Google

Requirements for How to Become an Ordained Minister in Georgia
By Leonard Dozier, eHow Contributor updated April 26, 2011

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Ordained ministers perform a range of duties that include performing baptisms, weddings and funerals along with counseling and establishing churches. In several states such as Ohio, ordained ministers must be licensed to receive ordination. However, in the state of Georgia there are no licensing requirements for ministers. Still, those wishing to receive ordination can follow a few simple steps.

Calling
The process to become an ordained minister in Georgia, and any state, starts with being "called," or being lead by God to lead a life devoted to teaching and spreading the gospel. According to the Free Methodist Church, this "calling" may come in a variety of ways including a response to a need in church or the community to minister.

Education
In the state of Georgia, depending on denomination and church policies, biblical courses at a college or seminary may be required before becoming ordained. Some organizations such as the American Fellowship of Churches and the World Christianship Ministries ordains ministers in Georgia without requiring training. However, it does highly recommend candidates to take its online ministry training course, which includes ministry training, Bible study and counseling techniques.

Fees
Requirements for ordination are varied depending upon the entity providing the service. Some denominations require an application to be formally submitted along with an application fee, which can range from $50 to as much as $200. Organizations such as the American Fellowship of Churches and World Christianship Ministries charge fees ranging from $30 to $58 for ordination licenses to perform weddings, funerals and baptism in addition to receiving information about marriage laws in the state of Georgia. The American Fellowship of Churches requires an annual renewal fee while World Christianship Ministries does not.

Other Considerations
When it comes to ordained ministers officiating weddings, Georgia unlike Nevada, Oregon and New York City, does not require ministers to have a formal church to perform this function. Organizations such as World Christianship Ministries and the American Fellowship of Churches allow individuals to receive ordination via mail while other organizations such as Georgia's First International Church of the Web is a formal church with thousands of members that offers ordination services.

Read more: Requirements for How to Become an Ordained Minister in Georgia | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8299339_requirements...

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#3 Jul 2, 2011
I guess it is no more bizarre than Geraldine being a minister in the Church of Where It's At Now - and certainly just as comical!

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#4 Jul 2, 2011
"Barbara has been teaching creativity and higher-self living for more than 20 years."

Cut and paste "higher self-living" then Google it.

Interesting reading.
dirty dick

United States

#5 Jul 2, 2011
find yourself. maybe something like when you found yourself in your sleeper back when you were driving. interesting in deed.
lubejob

United States

#6 Jul 2, 2011
You know Babs could toss your salad like it has never been tossed.

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#7 Jul 2, 2011
Wow! A sudden upsurge in ad hominem attacks by Commandante Kearns' quick reaction forces!

Who could have predicted that!?
Wishin

Phillips, ME

#8 Jul 2, 2011
Moreno Jay wrote:
Wow! A sudden upsurge in ad hominem attacks by Commandante Kearns' quick reaction forces!
Who could have predicted that!?
An Ad Hominem is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author. Good thesoris google Jay
MIDDLE CLASS MAN

Saint Marys, GA

#9 Jul 2, 2011
They are ministers? Say who? Them? WTF?
Truly Enlightened

United States

#10 Jul 2, 2011
I just love religious bigots. They have momorized and know so much shiiete. They are so wise and all seeing. What would the world do with out them.
bucket

United States

#11 Jul 2, 2011
MIDDLE CLASS MAN wrote:
They are ministers? Say who? Them? WTF?
This little girlie boy who scabs on the user names of others lives in his mother's basement and thrives on stiring up trouble on Topix, perusing porn sites, and playing with his wii.

We missed you MCM/Diceman, chicken azz.
MIDDLE CLASS MAN

Saint Marys, GA

#12 Jul 2, 2011
bucket wrote:
<quoted text>
This little girlie boy who scabs on the user names of others lives in his mother's basement and thrives on stiring up trouble on Topix, perusing porn sites, and playing with his wii.
We missed you MCM/Diceman, chicken azz.
Bucket are you still sniffing the underwear of little boys? Are you still stalking small boys from that old truck you drive while playing with your little wiwi? Go back to the bloody ass,,,,lol
tantra

United States

#13 Jul 3, 2011
lubejob wrote:
You know Babs could toss your salad like it has never been tossed.
I'm game. I want to learn how to "let go" from an expert.

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