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"Men and women are Commissioned by their Regions to offer ministry in a particular place for a specified period of time. “The word ‘Commissioned’ means one who is appointed to a position entrusted with a task, or one who is authorized or sent on behalf of another for a task or proclamation” (The Nazareth Consensus, page 8, para.1).5 364 The term “Commissioned” contains the word “mission,” which sets the stage for a spiritual expectation. Paul describes himself as one commissioned to preach the gospel as in Col. 1:25: “I became [the church’s] servant according to God’s commission that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known…” (NRSV). In II Corinthians Paul writes, “But it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us; …” (II Cor. 1:21, RSV) and again, “For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word; but as men [and women] of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ” (II Cor. 2:17, RSV). " From Theological Foundations for the Ordering of Ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)