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Does anyone have a resource available for commissioning a youth director?


Are you speaking in terms of "Commissioning" through classis? Or in terms of simply calling a youth director? If you're seeking ordination ("Commissioned Pastor) through the classis, you simply have to set something up through classis clerk. The process (as far as I understand it) varies from exactly how the process goes. But when I did my Article 23 (Commissioned Pastor), I had a mentor who guided me through the process in conglomeration with our congregations pastor (worked on my strengths and weaknesses together).


Does that help?


Thanks for the question.  By commissioning I have in mind a moment in a  service when through a liturgy (i.e. prayer, responsive reading, charge to the youth director, charge to the congregation) the congregation will commission the person we just hired to fill the youth director position here at our church.  


Hi Simon, a few years ago I wrote a commissioning litany for leaders and teachers for congregations to use as faith nurture programs kick off in the fall. It's not exactly what you are looking for, but it may offer a helpful pattern that you can adapt. You'll find it posted here on the Reformed Worship website. 

Hi Simon

I have a liturgy we used to ordain our youth pastor when he became a ministry associate (now commissioned pastor).  I think that's what you're looking for.  I don't want to add it here if it's not what you're looking for, but if it is, let me know at [email protected] and I'll send it to you as an attachment.

Bert Slofstra

Hi Simon,

I've assembled several commissioning liturgies for a non-ordained youth pastor/youth director. If interested, send me an e-mail ([email protected]) and I'll attach them as Word documents.

In Christ,

John Lee

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