Through a special grant, Rev Karl Van Harn, Director of CPE at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, is offering an innovative version of CPE to pastors and seminary students.
We are excited to share information about the ELIM program—a CRC orientation for pastors affiliating with the CRCNA via either Article 8 or 23 (Ministers of the Word or Commissioned Pastors).
The hope is that a growing number of persons can be prepared to plant and lead Spanish speaking ministries in partnership with the Christian Reformed Church.
A guide for congregations wishing to affiliate with the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
Candidacy Sunday is a great opportunity for churches to thank God for the men and women who anticipate being approved as candidates at synod. Find resources below!
Resources for Pastors Ordained in Other Denominations Who Are Looking to Become Ordained in the CRCNA
"How can I, a pastor ordained in another denomination, transfer my ordination into the CRCNA?" Here is some basic information from the Candidacy Committee to get you started.
Are you wondering if you should become a pastor? The Candidacy Committee is the denominational ministry that helps people find their way in a discernment process.
There are several routes to becoming ordained as a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church. Find brief descriptions of each route below.
Is your church looking for a pastor? The CRCNA wants to help you connect with potential pastors in the following ways.
Commissioned Pastors are appointed at the local level with permission of the regional body, the classis. Find information about this office and the roles in which these pastors serve.