I'm a pastor in Classis Wisconsin and I recently came across a rule in our classis that states, "Ministerial delegates to Synod must have been in the ministry three years to be eligible." I'm curious about the reasoning behind this rule and what it aims to accomplish but have not been able to find anything on it. Can anyone shed some light on this or why this might be the case?
Also, I'm curious to know if your classis has a similar rule or requirement for ministerial delegates to Synod. If so, what is it and what is the rationale behind it?
Thanks in advance for your insights!