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Preparation for Ministry

Preparation process


Updates to the 'Advisory Handbook' on Preparing for Ministry

The Advisory Handbook has been revised in response to recommendations from the 221st General Assembly (2014) and the presbyteries’ approval of amendments to G-2.0607 and G-2.0610 that took effect on June 21, 2015.  The handbook provides moderators, presbytery staff, and applicants with an overview of the process and resources, its intentions and goals. The handbook is available as a free downloadable resource in different formats. The latest revision is identifiable by the date “June 2015” and “Release 2.0” on the cover and copyright pages.

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Covenanting with Inquirers and Candidates

A background paper.


Examining Candidates and Ministers

The stated clerk was asked by the 218th General Assembly (2008) to gather and to share with the whole church a sampling of the various presbytery processes of examining candidates and ministers. Read in-depth information.

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