With cheers and applause, litany, prayer, and song, Synod 2010 welcomed 41 new candidates for ministry in the Christian Reformed Church.
Delegates also gave a standing ovation to family and friends of the candidates.
“I hope you have just heard and registered the church’s enthusiasm for you,” Rev. Cornelius Plantinga Jr., president of Calvin Theological Seminary, told the candidates.
“We’re grateful for you. You have learned so much, and you still have much to learn. The church is very pleased with you today. God bless you.”