Candidacy Committee

Our mission is to encourage and enable people to find their way into ordained ministry in the CRC.

We’re here to serve as a resource for those looking into ministry, and to serve as a resource for those who lead and guide others through the CRC denominational ordination processes.

Latest News

November 29: New Candidates -

Our process is also underway for those who will be presented for approval by synod 2018.

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November 29: New Section on Vocational Discernment -

Our site has been updated to include a new section on Vocational Discernment.

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Discerning a Call to Vocational Pastoral Ministry
Here is an overview of the grand variety of resources that are available online.
Here is a description of tools available online for use in the journey toward the loca
The EPMC (Ecclesiastical Program for Ministerial Candidates) is a program designed for those who earn their M.Div. degree at seminaries other than Calvin Theological Seminary and who desire to become candidates for ministry in the Christian Reformed Church.
Here's the listing of ministry candidates who are currently eligible for call.
The following persons are completing the candidacy process for presentation to Synod 2017. Churches may have conversations about ministry positions with these persons.
Meet the committee members, who give many hours of their time to this important task.
If your question isn't answered within these pages, please contact our office.
Thank you for your interest in supporting Candidacy, one of the Congregational Services ministries of the CRC.