Davo Gunning was ordained and commissioned as Lead Pastor of the Adelaide Presbyterian Churches today.
Part of the service of ordination involves members of the Presbytery, all themselves ordained as elders and pastors, laying hands on Davo as he is prayed for at the culmination of the act of ordination. This mirrors biblical practice and emphasises the spiritual continuity of the leadership of the church from generation to generation, and from place to place.
I’ve appropriated this shot from Facebook, because it looks so good you think we’d staged it. But everyone just wandered forward and took a place.