Church History Exam
The Presbytery of Michigan and Ontario church history exam is administered by Andrew McGinnis. Please contact him regarding this exam through the committee.
The exam consists of three parts:
1) identifying 33 key locations in church history on a map of Europe and the Mediterranean world; (30 points)
2) identifying 27 key figures in church history from the early church to the present (100 points)
3) answering 17 short answer questions explaining key events and movements in church history (170 points)
This is a closed book exam (no helps of any kind), so candidates will need to make arrangements with an elder or pastor who can proctor the exam.
There are seven subfields in the exam:
Patristic, Medieval, Reformation, Post-Reformation, Modern, American Presbyterian, OPC.
If a candidate fails one or more of these areas, the examiner may require the candidate to do additional reading in order to pass the exam. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that candidates not wait until the last minute to take the church history exam.
See also Requirements and Steps for Licensure