Articles for Additional Reading
Candidates for the ministry come to the OPC from a great variety of backgrounds and educational experiences. For this reason the committee suggests that candidates read the articles listed below. They are also offerred to provide convenient access for presbyters.
Pastoral Rule by Gregory the Great
"There are some also who investigate spiritual precepts with cunning care, but what they penetrate with their understanding they trample on in their lives: all at once they teach the things which not by practice but by study they have learned; and what in words they preach by their manners they impugn. Whence it comes to pass that when the shepherd walks through steep places, the flock follows to the precipice."
What is Meant by Adopting the Westminster Confession? by Charles Hodge (pdf)
B. B. Warfield on the Languages and Pastoral Ministry
The Hermeneutics of Reading Scripture and the Symbols of Faith in the PCA (pdf)
Footnotes for the article above (pdf)
Westminster Confession of Faith Study Questions by Rev. John Hilbelink. Adapted from Ordained Servant 2:1. A pdf file for printing
Westminster Confession of Faith Study Questions by Rev. John Hilbelink. Adapted from Ordained Servant 2:1. A pdf form intended to be filled out on a computer or tablet. Instructions are included in the file. May optionally be assigned to candidates.