Overview of Steps to the Gospel Ministry
"The Holy Scriptures require that some trial be previously made of thse who are to be ordained to the ministry of the gospel.." (Form of Government XXI:1)
The three steps towards becoming a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church are:
It is strongly recommended that those who are considering becoming candidates for the gospel ministry in the OPC read carefully the Book of Church Order, and familiarize themselves with chapters XXI through XXIII of the Form of Government.
See also A Checklist of the Steps Towards Ordination