Commissioned Pastor Candidate Process and Finances

The first step is to have a conversation with your local church pastor. The second step is to receive a recommendation by your consistory. The third step in the Commissioned Pastor process is that of being affirmed by Classis leaders. This is typically done by means of an interview with the commissioned pastor or student care team of the Classis. …

Commissioned Pastors Defined

Commissioned Pastors are individuals who have demonstrated spiritual giftedness and church leadership. Their calling and competencies have been confirmed so that they are credentialed as pastoral leaders in churches and church-related ministries. Commissioned Pastors serve in positions such as worship leaders, youth pastors, church planters, ministers of congregational care, lead pastors, directors of discipleship, bi-vocational pastors who lead smaller churches, …