Thursday, April 27, 2017
Supporting Thriving Faith Communities in Northern Illinois
Committee on Preparation for Ministry
In accordance with the Book of Order, provide oversight and guidance to individuals seeking to explore their calling (inquirers) or to fulfill their calling (candidates) in the care process regarding preparation to become a teaching elder (minister of Word and Sacrament). The care process includes selection, reception, care, examination, and ordination or transfer of candidates, as well as the potential dismissal of inquirers/candidates from the care process.
CPM also oversees the preparation and training of those seeking to be commissioned as lay ruling elders (CREs) (formerly commissioned lay pastors).
Composition: Nine members, who must be elders or ministers.
Rev. Ryan Pixton, moderator
Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, Geneva