John Burden

About Me: 

I am the pastor of Watershed, part of Harderwyk Ministries in Holland, MI. My wife Jill and I adopted our son Artem in November 2012. You can follow our story at addingaburden.com

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Recruiting Pastors in Seminary

When I was in my final year of seminary in 2010, I had heard that churches weren't allowed to call a pastor until after she/he was approved as a candidate for ministry by Synod. But really ... no one follows this. Why not just lift this formality of candidacy and go look for a pastor?

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