Registration for Fall 2013 Ordination Exams
Registration for the August 23-24, 2013 Senior Ordination exams and the August 30, 2013 Bible Content Examination will be open from April 1 to July 31, 2013. For all the necessary information about online registration and administration of these tests, please visit the examinations section of this website.
But if the Bible says anything clearly, it says this: God calls us: calls us to do whatever God has in mind; calls us to set a great many other things aside and follow God's bidding.
— James O. Chatham from Is It I, Lord? Discerning God's Call to be a Pastor (Westminster John Knox Press, 2002)
Revisions to the 2011-2013 'Advisory Handbook' on Preparing for Ministry
Two sections in the “Walking the Road Together” chapter of the Handbook have been revised in response to an updated "Advisory Opinion" on ordination standards and in order to provide guidance in working with immigrant inquirers and candidates. The handbook provides moderators, presbytery staff, and applicants with an overview of the process and resources, its intentions and goals. The handbook is available as a free downloadable resource in PDF format. The latest revision is identifiable by the date "March 2013" on the cover page and "Release 1.4" on the copyright page.
Discerning Your Call and Your Gifts For Ministry of Word and Sacrament
This is a rewrite of "Discerning Your Call and Your Gifts for Ministry." This pamphlet is used to explore one's gifts & talents to further explore and possibly pursue the ministry profession.
Gifted by the Flame - Professional Church Vocations
This is an updated version of "Call to Presbyterian Professional Church Mission" — Allows one to choose different paths in the ministry profession, as well as to explore different areas of vocational interest.
Addressing Seminarian Debt
This is a great video for anyone considering seminary or in seminary to consider as they plan financially.
Go to Lee Hinson-Hasty's blog to see the video.
Within the ministry of the whole people of God, persons may be called to perform specific functions that are important to the life of particular communities of faith.