On the next few pages you will find the annual presentation of candidates for ministry in the Christian Reformed Church. The people pictured here have completed a significant lap in the race of discipleship (consider the biblical image of Heb. 12:1; 1 Cor. 9:24-26; and Phil. 2:16). They are keenly aware that this is not the end but just the beginning of the race before them. By God’s grace, they will complete many more laps for the glory of the King.
We, of course, are more than spectators cheering them on. We appropriately encourage them and celebrate with them at this point. Yet we also run with them, and we’ll be privileged by God to serve with them in the coming years, each in our respective roles as members of Christ’s church. Pray with them as they seek discernment as to the specific ministry assignment God has waiting for them next.
As a church we’re grateful for the preparation tool known as a seminary education. We’re grateful also for the dedication of these graduates, and of the faculty that has helped train them. Most of the people pictured here have earned a master of divinity degree from Calvin Seminary, the CRC’s official theological school. Some earned their degrees elsewhere and completed the CRC’s Ecclesiastical Program for Ministerial Candidacy, administered by the seminary. For more detailed information on these candidates, see www.crcna.org/pages/candidates10.cfm.
Together, as candidates and church members, let us “run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith” (Heb. 12:1-2). To him be the glory!
—Rev. David Koll Director of Candidacy
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