The EPMC (Ecclesiastical Program for Ministerial Candidates) is a program designed for those who earn their M.Div. degree at seminaries other than Calvin Theological Seminary and who desire to become candidates for ministry in the Christian Reformed Church.

The core of the program is four academic courses, along with a review of the potential candidate’s liberal arts core study, Biblical language study, and mentored ministry experiences. These elements are all present in the M.Div program at Calvin Seminary, and are required of all who want to become a candidate for Minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church.

More information about the EPMC program, including an application, can be found on the Calvin Seminary website.

Our site provides numerous resources for those who elect to do the non-resident version of the EPMC. See these documents for both basic information on this program, and for a more comprehensive list of resources for those preparing for candidacy as Ministers of the Word.

You are encouraged to contact Rev David Koll, Director of Candidacy for the Christian Reformed Church. He will be glad to answer questions and offer guidance.

If you have any problems finding the documents you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.