As a representative of classis or as a Synodical Deputy, you are sometimes asked to arrange for, counsel, or oversee the ordination and/or placement of men and women as Ministers of the Word or Commissioned Pastors. A growing number of these are doing so with the intent of serving in a chaplaincy position.
Unless they are connected with Home Missions (e.g. many campus chaplains), Chaplaincy and Care Ministry is normally involved with these individuals by way of a process of official endorsement for chaplaincy, prior to their appearance at classis for approval of call and/or their examination and decision to ordain. In some instances, however, we find out about these activities after the fact.
Therefore, we thought it would be well to remind all of you of the following: Read more