Offices and supervision of doctrine

Bound for life

A minister of the Word, once lawfully called, is bound to the service of the church for life and therefore not allowed to enter upon another vocation unless it is for exceptional and substantial reasons. The decision of his consistory to relieve him of his office in order to enter upon another vocation shall receive the approval of classis, with the concurring advice of deputies of synod.

Kerkorde FRCA (2003)



Ontheffing van het ambt

Kerkorde CanRC (1985) 12
Kerkorde GKN (1905) Art. 12
Kerkorde GKv (1978) Art. 15
Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 15
Kerkorde VGKSA (2005) 15

Rongen, G. van (2005) Art. 15