I currently serve the CRC in the position of "Director of Candidacy". In this position I coordinate the pastoral ordination processes, and help give direction to the discussions we are having as a denomination regarding pastoral ordination. I've been an ordained CRC pastor since 1981, serving most recently (1994-2008) at the Anaheim CRC in southern California. I love the sunshine, and the cultural/ethnic diversity that so Cal has to offer, and I hope I can be a proponant of both in the CRC. :)
The issue of how to work with a pastor regarding standardizing "office hours" at church is indeed complex. Because of the options provided by cell phones, and because of the nature of ministry...view
Sorry to be late to the party -- this is a conversation I am living into with regularity in my role as coordinator of the ordination processes for the CRC.
Church Order Article 7 has been...view
Rod and John,
There is something in me that is adverse to this network format: I don't want to sound argumentative, because indeed I have had many a warm personal discussion on these...viewposted on: online classes from Calvin Seminary