Skip to main content

Synod 2012 Approves 43 Candidates for Ministry

Image:
News

Synod 2012 approved 43 candidates for ministry within the Christian Reformed Church. The group included 37 men and six women, including three husband and wife pairs.

Thirteen of the candidates were present at synod for the welcoming ceremony, while another 12 gathered at the CRC denominational headquarters in Grand Rapids (Mich.) to watch the ceremony on the synod webcast.

Delegates welcomed the candidate class of 2012 with a lengthy standing ovation.

“This is one of those doorway moments of life,” Calvin Theological Seminary President Rev. Julius Medenblik told the candidates for ministry. “As you stand in that doorway, know that you are loved, supported, and encouraged.”

Delegates surrounded groups of candidates, laying hands on them and praying for them.

Medenblik used God’s words to Joshua, instructing candidates to be strong and courageous and not to be afraid.

“God loves you, we love you,” Medenblik said. “Now, love the church.”

 

Synod 2012

For continuous Banner coverage of Synod 2012, please follow The Banner on Facebook or @CRCBanner on Twitter. News stories will be posted at www.thebanner.org three times daily. For CRC Communications releases, webcast, and more, please visit www.crcna.org/Synod.

  • ADVERTISEMENT

    Multiplication Network

We Are Counting on You

The Banner is more than a magazine; it’s a ministry that impacts lives and connects us all. Your gift helps provide this important denominational gathering space for every person and family in the CRC.

Give Now

X