An overview of the preparation for ministry process in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This resource covers: 

  • the discernment and assessment process within the covenant relationship between inquirers/candidates and their congregations and presbyteries,
  • the role of the standard ordination exams within that process, and 
  • the authorizations to begin seeking and negotiating a first call requiring ordination as a minister of the Word and Sacrament.