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Forms and Resources

Here are some tools for CMLT leaders, stated clerks and pastors who want to give guidance to someone on their journey towards ordination.

Journey Towards Ordination gives a helpful overview of the following routes:

  • the “seminary training route” (church order article 6)
  • the “exceptional giftedness route” (church order article 7) 
  • the route for those ordained in other denominations (church order article 8)
  • the route to ordination as a Commissioned Pastor (church order article 23)


The Commissioned Pastor Handbook is a helpful and comprehensive guide to the Commissioned Pastor Route.


The EPMC Handbook is a helpful and comprehensive guide to the EPMC program.

Forms for Classes and Mentors

Classis Forms for Article 8 in English (for those ordained in other denominations)

Classis Forms for Article 8 in Korean/English

Classis Forms for Article 6 (the Calvin seminary and EPMC training route )

Classis Forms for Article 23/24

Additional resources for classis leaders 

Forms for mentors

Rev. Susan LaClear, Director of Candidacy, is available to consult with any classis representative or individual who has questions about pastoral ordination.