The following information is regarding the “Pastoral Ordination Candidacy Qualification and Exams,” which will be offered in May of 2019.
Those who wish to become candidates are encouraged to send in all the necessary documents to begin the process. Those who prefer the use of English may submit all documents and take exams in English.
1. Candidacy Qualification
The applicant must be a M. Div graduate (or expected to graduate before June 30 of 2019) of a seminary (acknowledged) by KAPC.
He must have a clear confession in the tradition of the Reformed Faith; he also should be a Christian in good standing in a local church with a clear sense of calling into ministry, and with a recognized gift in leadership.
2. Exam Date and Place
a) Dates : May 17(Fri)~20(Mon), 2019
b) Place : HILTON LOS ANGELES AIRPORT, USA
3. Exam Subjects
a) Written Test : (1) Church History (2) Systematic Theology
(3) American Church History (4) Constitution of KAPC
b) Written Assignment : (1) OT Exegesis Paper (2) NT Exegesis Paper
(3) Thesis Paper (4) Manuscript of Sermon
(1) OT Exegesis Text : Ezekiel 36:22-31
(2) NT Exegesis Text : Hebrews 2:1-13
(3) Thesis Topic : Evaluate “Replacement Theology” in the view of the Reformed Theology.
(4) Sermon Text : Matthew 28:16-20
During the exam period, candidates will be asked to preach from their written sermon.
(5) Instructions for the written assignments :
* Plagiarism will not be tolerated !!!
You must submit one hard copy and email a PDF file of each written assignment according to the following regulations:
ⓐ Use 8-1/2" by 11" letter size papers.
ⓑ Use 12-point font (Times New Roman), 1-inch margins, double space, use page numbering, proper footnoting, and include bibliography.
ⓒ Both thesis and exegesis papers should be about 25 pages each in length excluding title page and bibliography. The length of the sermon text should correspond to 30 minutes of actual preaching time.
ⓓ Use a common academic writing format, and all quotes, and cited information must accompany proper references (i. e. footnotes or endnotes).
ⓔ All PDF files must be emailed to email@example.com with the following instructions:
① The subject line must include your name
② File attachments must include your name and assignment title.
ⓕ You may send multiple e-mails if your files are too big.
c) Oral Interview
4. Accompanying Documents
a) A copy of the certificate of graduation of Bachelor & M. Div. degree or a letter from the registrar (or the president of a seminary) certifying that the candidate is expected to graduate before June 30 of 2019.
b) An official copy of transcript for the whole M. Div. program.
c) A letter of recommendation from the moderator of a Presbytery that the candidate is under care.
d) An official letter from a Presbytery (issued by the clerk) confirming that the candidate under care is in good standing.
e) Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a clear history of faith (For example, the year of baptism, the name of the church where the baptism was given and the name of the officiating minister, etc.)
f) Two passport-size photos of the candidate.
g) Fee: $150 (USD). Pay to the order of - KAPC
5. Instructions for Documents and Written Assignments Submission
a) All required documents and written assignments must be submitted by March 31, 2019.
(Packages post-marked before March 31, 2019 are valid. No late submissions will be accepted.)
b) The candidates will not receive back the submitted documents and assignments.
c) The results of the exam will be announced during the 43rd meeting of the General Assembly (May 21-24, 2019). The candidates who successfully sustain the examination process will be introduced to the floor and will be given Ordination Candidate Qualification Certificates.
6. Miscellaneous Information
a) Candidates must reserve rooms appropriately for the dates of exam (May 17-20, 2019 HILTON LOS ANGELES) through Rev. Jae Hyun Han.
b) Candidates may use personal notebook computers for written exams, but the following conditions must be met :
(1) The personal notebook must contain only a Word Processing program.
(2) The screen is not to be changed during an exam. Violators will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from the examination room.
(3) One must bring his own printer. Any mechanical problems will not constitute a valid excuse for failing to submit the exam on time.
7. Submit To Rev. Jae Hyun Han
Address :1173 Elm Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
Cell : (831) 920-7043E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Contact Persons for Information
a) Chair of the Exam Committee
Rev. John E. Jho (702) email@example.com
b) Clerk of the Exam Committee