Personal integrity and call

Demonstrate a life worthy of the gospel, a sense of call to be a Commissioned Pastor, an understanding of that ministry in the Reformed tradition, and a commitment to its responsibilities.

The candidate shall

  • demonstrate servanthood, measured by growth in God’s grace, as well as evidence of a fruitful ministry.
  • understand the expectations, boundaries, and opportunities of ministry outlined in Scripture and the Book of Church Order.
  • exhibit a Reformed vision for ministry embracing the local congregation, classis, and the greater church.
  • articulate a biblical, personal, and Reformed call to ministry as prompted by the Holy Spirit and as attested to by others.
  • show evidence of personal integrity by completing a psychological assessment and successfully passing a criminal background check administered by the classis or its designated agent, and interpreted by the classis.