ARTICLE 16 – Task of ministers
The task of ministers is to faithfully lead in prayer, preach the Word and administer the sacraments. They shall watch over their fellow office-bearers and over the congregation.
Together with the elders they shall exercise church discipline and see to it that everything is done decently and in good order.
ARTICLE 16 – The Office of Ministers of the Word
The specific duties of the office of minister of the Word are thoroughly and sincerely to proclaim to the congregation the Word of the Lord, to administer the sacraments, and publicly to call upon the name of God in behalf of the whole congregation; also to instruct the children of the church in the doctrine of salvation, to visit the members of the congregation in their homes, and to comfort the sick with the Word of God; and further, with the elders, to keep the church of God in good order, to exercise discipline, and to govern it in such a manner as the Lord has ordained.
Der Dienaren Ampt is inde Ghebeden ende bedieninghe des Woords aen te houden / de Sacramenten uyt te reycken / op haer Mede-broeders / Ouderlinghen ende Diakenen / mitsgaders de Ghemeenten goede acht te nemen / ende ten laetsten met die Ouderlingen de Kerckelijcke Discipline te oeffenen / ende te besorghen dat alles eerlijck ende met order gheschiede.
English translation of the Church Order of Dort (external link)
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