Rev. Kleyn, president of the combined consistories, opens the meeting with announcements and devotions.
Rev. Smit, secretary, takes minutes of the meeting.
Pastor Flores preaches his specimen sermon on John 6:44.
The audience - consisting of members of the FRCB, BPRC and other friends and relatives.
After preaching his specimen sermon, and after the decision of the Combined Consistories to approve the sermon, Pastor Flores was then examined orally for more than three hours. The examination schedule was as follows, with 15 minutes allotted for each section:
Theology — Rev. Kleyn
Anthropology — Rev. Smit
Christology — Rev. Kleyn
Soteriology — Rev. Smit
Ecclesiology — Rev. Kleyn
Eschatology — Rev. Smit
Knowledge of Scripture — Rev. Smit
Knowledge of the Confessions — Rev. Kleyn
Controversy — Rev. Smit
Protestant Reformed Distinctives — Rev. Kleyn
Knowledge of the Church Order — Rev. Smit
Practica — Rev. Kleyn
Rev. Smit asks questions.
Rev. Kleyn asks questions.
The members of both consistories had opportunity to ask follow-up questions as well.
and time for fellowship.
Some of the younger attendees.
Announcement of the approved examination......
and presentation of the diploma.
As the pictures indicate, the Combined Consistories unanimously approved the examination of Pastor Flores.
Pastor Flores will continue to serve as a pastor of the First Reformed Church of Bulacan. But through this examination, the way has been prepared for him to be recognized and serve as a minister in the future federation. The work toward forming a federation of Protestant Reformed Churches is ongoing, but once that has been finalized, the Lord willing, Pastor Flores will have all the rights and privileges of a minister of the Word and sacraments in that federation (e.g., pulpit exchanges, mission work, etc.).
We thank the Lord for His answer to prayers in sustaining Pastor Flores through his examination, and for His blessing on the work here through this event.