Covenanting with inquirers and candidates — A background paper

Establishing and maintaining a relationship between an inquirers and candidates and a Committee on Preparation for Ministry through the use of covenants depends on two basic assumptions about the preparation for ministry process. The first is that inquirer or candidate grows and develops as a person with skills for ministry during the period of inquiry/candidacy. The second is that it is the business of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry to be deliberately and creatively involved in fostering that growth.

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