• May 23, 2024
  • Pcea media
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Recruitment Of Candidates For Ordained Ministry At PCEA

Presbyterian Church of East Africa has announced a recruitment exercise for persons with a call to join the ordained ministry. Usually, interested persons go through a rigorous interview process to certain the call to ministry and commitment to serve.

Recruitment starts at the congregation level where those who feel called express their interest to local church leadership who will forward the same to the Parish leadership. Once the session is satisfied that the person has a genuine call to ministry, they forward the name to the Presbytery. Presbyteries have been directed to forward successful candidates as follows:
• Rift Valley- 8th to 9th July 2024
• Central- 11th to 12th July 2024
• Nairobi- 18th to 19th July 2024
• Mt. Kenya – 23rd to 24th July 2024
• Eastern – 1st to 2nd August 2024

According to a letter released by the Deputy Secretary General to all Presbytery Clerks, there are three categories of recruitment.

The first is for regular students. These are individuals between the ages of 25 and 45 years. Successful candidates in this category will be sponsored to undertake theological training at certificate, diploma, and degree level at either Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA) or St. Paul’s University (SPU), Limuru.

The second category is the Private Candidates. These are persons between 30 and 50 years who are already trained in theology at Certificate, Diploma, and Degree from either PUEA or SPU. Successful candidates in this category will be recruited and posted for practical attachment before being ordained.

In the third category are chaplains. These will be selected from a list of already shortlisted individuals who had applied earlier and their names vetted by the training committee. Successful chaplains will be ordained but will not be employed by the church. They will offer chaplaincy services as tent makers in the institutions where they are already employed.