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Preparation for Ministry

Preparation process


Updates to the 'Advisory Handbook' on Preparing for Ministry

The handbook provides moderators, presbytery staff, and applicants with an overview of the process and resources, its intentions and goals. A new edition of the Advisory Handbook has been released to reflect amendments to the Book of Order approved by the presbyteries in 2017. The handbook is available as a free downloadable resource in PDF format.  The latest revision is identifiable by the date "December 2017" and "Release 2.1" 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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