Regardless of education or ministry experience, very few established churches in the CRC will call a black man to lead their congregations. How can we become a denomination where racial reconciliation is prevalent?
Today can be a testament to achievement but may today also be a reminder of how you are instruments of His grace. Be joyful in hope, be patient in affliction and be faithful in prayer.
I am normally not one to present lists but I believe there is a deepening of appreciation and understanding by reading the 34 countries of origin and 22 countries of citizenship represented at the Seminary this fall.
If you are feeling a pull to explore ordained pastoral ministry, these ten steps will help you discern whether that is the path God is calling you to take.
Resources for Pastors Ordained in Other Denominations Who Are Looking to Become Ordained in the CRCNA
"How can I, a pastor ordained in another denomination, transfer my ordination into the CRCNA?" Here is some basic information from the Candidacy Committee to get you started.
Is your church looking for a pastor? The CRCNA wants to help you connect with potential pastors in the following ways.
Commissioned Pastors are appointed at the local level with permission of the regional body, the classis. Find information about this office and the roles in which these pastors serve.
There are several routes to becoming ordained as a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church. Find brief descriptions of each route below.
I don’t need to be a Brewmaster Pastor in order to drum-up some controversial grass-roots community of believers doing something radically cool. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, I’m already radical.
The Candidacy Committee is sponsoring the "Mentor Resourcing Gathering" on Wednesday, October 31 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the denominational building in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is an event to encourage and orient all those who are working with the CRC candidacy process.
Through a special grant, Rev Karl Van Harn, Director of CPE at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, is offering an innovative version of CPE to pastors and seminary students.
Given the new emphasis on bi-vocational ministry, is it possible for me to once again be ordained in the CRCNA?