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Church Visitor Qualifications

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Term of Service

Defined by classis.


To engage with councils, on behalf of classis, so as to encourage congregations of the classis toward being healthy in all dimensions of their corporate life.


  • Experience in council leadership, whether ordained or not, is vital.
  • Ability to ask good questions, listen well, give sound advice, remain calm in crisis, encourage, and act as a mature follower of Jesus are strongly desired.

(Note: The qualifications often given most weight by the classis—availability and willingness—do not always contribute to congregational or classis health.)

Source/For More Information

Church Order of the CRC, Art 42, b.