Regarding those who have not served in the ministry before, the following shall be observed:
They shall be ordained only after classis has approved the call. Classis shall approve the call
Regarding those who are serving in the ministry the following shall be observed:
They shall be installed after classis has approved the call.
For this approbation as well as for the installation the minister shall show good testimonials concerning his doctrine and conduct, together with a declaration from the consistory with the deacons and from classis that he has been honourably discharged from his service in that church and classis, or from the church only, in case he remains within the same classis.
Further, for the approbation by classis of a call, the calling church shall submit a declaration that the proper announcements have been made and that the congregation has given its approval to the call.