I wonder if anyone could enlighten me on protestant ordinal theology. The Catholic Church, the Anglican Churches, and the Eastern Churches all believe that their bishops are consecrated in an unbroken line from the original apostles, using the consecration of St. Matthias as an example. These bishops then ordain priests and deacons.
Methodists generally trace their ordination from Church of England priests John and Charles Wesley, as far as I know. So in their view, presbyterial ordination is valid, and by their view, their ordination also comes through the apostles.
Do Presbyterians have the same view? Where did their orders come from?
What about Lutherans (who like American Methodists, now have bishops)?
What about Baptists? What is their theory of ordination? Is ordination more of a choosing and consecrating to service of a pastor without reference at all to apostolic succession?
What about Quakers, and “Non-Denominational” churches? What about the Church of Christ, the Jehovah’s Witnesses?
This is a tall order, but since my only experience is either Methodist (as a youth) or Anglican, I am curious about other Protestant theology/theory of ordination.
Thank you in advance.