Office or Profession?

What is the character of the office of minister? Should his work be considered a profession? This article shows that it is an office, and provides some characteristics of the office: Christ instituted it, he provides the way in which it should be fulfilled, and he gives the grace and gifts to fulfill the office. All ministerial service, therefore, should constantly point to Christ.

Servant of God's Word: The Office of Minister

This article discusses the office in general terms, and particularly the office minister. It pays attention to how the office is described in the "Form for the Ministers of the Word" and the "Form for the Missionaries of the Word," which are frequently used in the Continental Reformed tradition. It concludes with some discussion questions.