I'm the Director of Student Ministry at a United Methodist Church and I'm not currently an ordained minister.
An older pastor I know mentioned that what he did while he was working on his formal ordination was become ordained with an outisde body so he could have the tax breaks while becoming ordained.
He also mentioned that meant he didn't have Federal taxes taken out of his paychecks. I'm not sure if he explained it right to me or not.
Either way I'm thinking about going back to school to be fully ordained and wanted to know if it was a good idea for me to be ordained by an outside body (an organization that was set up to help non-denominational missionaries with ordination for tax reasons).
Am I completely off base here?
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