The Ecclesiastical Program for Ministerial Candidacy (EPMC)
Years to Complete
This nine-credit program prepares you to meet CRC synodical requirements by giving you an orientation to the theology, history, and ministry of the Christian Reformed Church and by walking with you on the final leg of your ministry formation journey.
The Ecclesiastical Program for Ministerial Candidacy (EPMC) is available to you if you are in or have completed an MDiv program at another seminary but seek ordination as a Minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA). In coordination with the CRCNA, Calvin Seminary provides four courses to be completed as part of the ordination process.
The EPMC Program
This program seeks to holistically prepare participants for ministry and meet thecandidacy requirements established by the Synod of the CRCNA. The 9-credit curriculum provides an orientation to the theology, history, and ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. In addition, vocational formation components prepare students with hands-on ministry experiences, mentorship and reflection.
Application Requirements and Deadlines
For the EPMC Program
For those interested in the EPMC program, you will need to apply for admissions through the CRCNA website. Below are some of the specifics about this process. If you have any questions, the admissions office is here to help or you can contact Susan LaClear at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the chart below to find out when your admission materials are due for a particular term. The due dates below are when all materials are due by (the application, recommendations, transcripts, etc). These dates are for both residential and distance hybrid students alike.
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Reach Out for More Information
Please email Susan LaClear at email@example.com for more information or visit the CRCNA candidacy website to learn more.