Leadership Development Team

Facilitating and resourcing leadership formation at all levels—pastors, elders, deacons, ministry staff and volunteers—within and among CANE churches.

Sponsoring ministry-specific training events (i.e., small groups, faith formation, worship, community development, etc.) to be held at classis or other venues.

Encouraging the use of networks/clusters within CANE to strengthen local church leadership.

Recruiting, resourcing, and supervising students and candidates preparing for ordained ministry (Word and Sacrament + Commissioned Pastor) in the CRC.

Advocating for and promoting the following denominational ministries: Calvin College/Theological Seminary; Candidacy Committee; Pastor-Church Relations; Sustaining Pastoral Excellence.

Handling all ecclesiastical matters related to Leadership Development, i.e., admission to ministry, examinations, release of ministers, etc.