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 two major
1) identifying 27 key
figures in church history from the early church
to the present (100 points)
2) 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:
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