Blackhawk Presbytery
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061



Committee on Preparation for Ministry

In accordance with the Book of Order, provide oversight and guidance to individuals seeking to explore their calling (inquirers) or to fulfill their calling (candidates) in the care process regarding preparation to become a Minister of Word and Sacrament (Teaching Elder). The care process includes selection, reception, care, examination, and ordination or transfer of candidates, as well as the potential dismissal of inquirers/candidates from the care process.
The Committee on Preparation for Ministry also oversees the preparation and training of those seeking to be commissioned pastors (also known as commissioned ruling elders) (CP/CRE).
NEW - Blackhawk Presbytery has established a Fund for Ordination Scholarships for persons in the candidacy phase. This Fund also offers Education Debt Relief for pastors called into Blackhawk Presbytery. See the details and application.
Composition: Nine members, composed of a balanced representation of elders and ministers.
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