When I graduated from seminary, I had to undergo an extensive oral and public examination (theological, biblical, historical, etc.) in order to become an ordained minister in the United Reformed Churches of North America. In preparation for this exam, I wrote up a detailed but succinct study guide. Over the last 6+ years, others who have prepared for the exam have asked me for this resource. Since I’ve gladly given it out before, I’d like to share it here for those interested. Brothers in the PCA and OPC will also be able to use this guide, though they will have to add/subtract in various areas (stay tuned: there may be a Presbyterian version available sooner or later).
My prayer is that this resource helps men prepare to serve Christ and his church well – with heart and mind.
NOTE: This is a third draft in outline form – but I’m not promising it has no errors! Let me know if you find any.
Here’s the link/file: URCNACandidacyexamstudyguide
rev shane lems
covenant presbyterian church (OPC)hammond, wi