ARTICLE 8 – Exceptional gifts
Persons who have not pursued the regular course of theological study shall not be admitted to the ministry unless there is convincing evidence of their exceptional gifts of godliness, humility, modesty, good intellect, and discretion, as well as the gift of public speech. When any such person presents himself for the ministry, classis shall (with synod’s prior approval) examine him, and upon a favourable outcome allow him, as candidate, to speak an edifying word in the churches of the classis for a set period of time. Thereafter the classis shall further deal with him as it shall deem edifying, observing the ecclesiastical regulations adopted for this purpose.
ARTICLE 8 – Exceptional Gifts
Persons who have not pursued the regular course of study shall not be admitted to the ministry unless there is assurance of their exceptional gifts of godliness, humility, modesty, good intellect, and discretion, as well as the gift of public speech.
When such persons present themselves for the ministry, classis, after the approval of regional synod, shall examine them in a preparatory examination and allow them to speak an edifying word in the churches of the classis; and further deal with them as it shall deem edifying, with observance of the general ecclesiastical regulations adopted for this purpose.
Men zal geen School-meesters / Hant-wercks liedê ofte andere die niet gestudeert en hebben / tot het Predick-ampt toelaten / ten sy datmen verzekert is / van hare singuliere gaven / Godtzaligheyt / ootmoedigheyt / zedicheyt / goet verstant ende discretie / mitsgaders gaven van welsprekentheyt. Soo wanneer dan soodanighe persoonen sich tot den dienst presenteren / zal de Classis de selve (indien’t de Synodus goet vint) eerst examineren / ende na datse de zelve int examê bevint / haer een tijt langh laten int prive proponeren / ende dan voorts met hem handelen / als sy oordeelen zal stightelijck te wesen.
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