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 Minister of Word and Sacrament (Teaching Elder). 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.

The Committee on Preparation for Ministry also oversees the preparation and training of those seeking to be commissioned pastors (also known as commissioned ruling elders) (CP/CRE).

Nine members, composed of a balanced representation of elders and ministers.

Meeting Schedule:
Approximately six times per year.

Rev. Art Blegen, Moderator