Just making my first post to introduce myself. I am a Reformed Baptist, earlier this year I was presented to my church as an Elder candidate. The congregational affirmation should come later this month and then I will be ordained and licensed. I have not been to seminary and do not even have a college degree, I have been trying to gain as much knowledge as possible on my own. I currently work full time and will continue to for another 8-10 years until I can retire and be in ministry full time. Perhaps the Lord will work out my retirement earlier so I can do this as my only vocation. I have been redeemed for over 20 years and have been involved in different church ministries since I was redeemed, including the jail and prison ministries. I am here to read and learn, my interaction will be minimal for a while.