Article 9 — Admission of ministers who have recently joined the Church

A minister of the Word who has recently joined one of the churches and originates from a church with which the churches do not maintain a sister relationship shall only be admitted to the ministry with great caution. He shall not be declared eligible for call within the churches unless he has been well tested for a reasonable period of time and carefully examined by the classis in whose area he lives. This classis examination shall be conducted with the cooperation of the deputies of synod.

This article again shows the care of our churches for the faithful preaching of God’s Word.
At the same time it is proving that the door is open to those who really want to minister in a faithful church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
They too are acknowledged as gifts from the glorified Saviour (Ephesians 4: 11).