“Serving the Lord Jesus Christ as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is a great honor and privilege.”
— Hernando Saenz

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What does the PCA require for ordination? 

To apply for ordination in the PCA, a man must be a member of a PCA church for at least six months. The church may recommend him to the local Presbytery which will help him in his theology, walk with the Lord and ministry practice while completing ordination requirements. These include formal theological training and a year of internship in a church.

After this, his examination by the Presbytery will include knowledge of Bible, church history, theology and biblical languages. He will also write a theological thesis and preach a sermon to the Presbytery. The candidate will then be eligible for a call and ordination to a specific ministry.