We are excited to share information about the ELIM program—a CRC orientation for pastors affiliating with the CRCNA via either Article 8 or 23 (Ministers of the Word or Commissioned Pastors).
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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.
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.
There are several routes to becoming ordained as a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church. Find brief descriptions of each route below.
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.
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.