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.
ARTICLE 7 – Recent Converts
No one who has recently come to the confession of the Reformed religion shall be declared eligible for call within the churches unless he has been well tested for a reasonable period of time and has been carefully examined by classis with the cooperation of the deputies of the regional synod.
Nieuwelingen / Mis-priesters / Monicken / ende die andersins eenighe secten verlaten / zullen niet toeghelaten worden totten Kercken dienst / dan met groote sorghvuldigheyt eñ voorsichtigheyt / na datse oock eenen sekeren tijt eerst wel beproeft zijn.
English translation of the Church Order of Dort (external link)
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