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Resolution 63 - The Ministry of the Church - The Supply and Training of Men

Resolution 63

The Ministry of the Church - The Supply and Training of Men for Holy Orders

In view of the rise in the standard of education and of the constantly increasing opportunities of university training, the Conference deems it important that candidates for Holy Orders should in most cases be graduates of a university as well as properly trained in the special studies which belong to their calling.

The Conference expresses the hope that the Church will take every opportunity both for seeking and for training candidates in new universities which have been established in great cities and elsewhere. With a view to promoting theological study in these and other universities, the Conference recommends that, where the conditions allow, the Church should establish theological colleges in close connection with universities, and should join with the representatives of other Churches in establishing theological faculties in them.