Offices and supervision of doctrine

Exceptional gifts

Persons who have not pursued the regular course of theological study shall not be admitted to the ministry unless there is convincing evidence of their exceptional gifts of godliness, humility, modesty, good intellect, and discretion, as well as the gift of public speech. When any such person presents himself for the ministry, classis shall (with synod’s prior approval) examine him, and upon a favourable outcome allow him, as candidate, to speak an edifying word in the churches of the classis for a set period of time. Thereafter the classis shall further deal with him as it shall deem edifying, observing the ecclesiastical regulations adopted for this purpose.

Kerkorde FRCA (2003)



Bijzondere gaven

Kerkorde CanRC (1985) 8
Kerkorde GKN (1905) Art. 8
Kerkorde GKv (1978) Art. 8
Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 12
Kerkorde VGKSA (2005) 8

Rongen, G. van (2005) Art. 8