The Confessions: Digging Deeper

Feb 28, 2022 | News | 0 comments

The initial study introducing The Book of Confessions concludes Saturday, March 5th. Beginning next Saturday, March 12th, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., each one-hour session will be devoted to reading, reflecting critically upon, and praying in response to a brief unit of confessional text from The Heidelberg Catechism. Over the long term, The Book of Confessions will be treated in its entirety. For more information, contact David Beary.

David Beary

Theologically speaking, ordination in the PC(USA) presumes and requires a lot! It presumes that candidates for ordered ministry—as deacons, ruling elders, and ministers of Word and Sacrament—are familiar enough with the twelve documents contained in The Book of Confessions to make informed judgments about “the essential tenets of the Reformed faith.” And it requires them, once ordained, to be “instructed . . . led” and “continually guided by” these texts throughout the course of their ministries (W-4.0404bc).