Manuals and policies
These guidelines for clergy continuing education and sabbatical leave planning are based on several assumptions:
1. That the ministry is both a vocation and a profession. As a vocation, it is a response to God’s call for an individual to use his/her gifts in service to God’s people. As professionals, ministers have a specialized body of knowledge that they apply in specific ways to attempt to address particular human needs.
2. That this body of knowledge and its application is not static but continues to grow and develop.
3. That seminary is simply the beginning of professional ...
Church Educators are highly valued and respected within Grace Presbytery. They are a strong and cohesive group that provides innumerable benefits to the congregations of Grace Presbytery through their knowledge of Christian Education and their leadership skills.
The Presbytery of the Western Reserve requests that the Synod of the Covenant approve the following alternate examination process for meeting the examination requirements of G-14.0310b(4) for ordination to the ministry of Word and Sacrament:
Any candidate who has failed any one of the Standard Ordination Examinations twice may submit a written request to the Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM) to take an alternate examination. After consultation with the candidate, the CPM will determine whether the candidate should: 1) be authorized to re-take the Standard Ordination Examination or 2) be recommended to the Presbytery for approval to ...