Already Ordained in Another Denomination

Those who are ordained in other denominational or ministry settings generally enter service in the Christian Reformed Church as guided by our Church Order Article 8. You can view the most recent edition of the Church Order on the Synod Resources page.

This route to CRC ministry is especially used for those who wish to do church planting, who have a ministry assignment they bring with them into the CRCNA, or who are pastors of ethnic minority populations.  

There are a variety of documents that have been created to support this affiliation route, available in this folder. Note especially document 4.0.1 - Checklist (also available in Korean) for an overview of the steps and document required. And feel free to contact the Director of Candidacy if you have questions or need help.