lassis West of the Protestant Reformed Churches met in special session on November 19, 1986 in South Holland, Illinois, to examine Mr. Charles Terpstra, according to the requirement of Article 4 of the Church Order. The examination was requested by the Pella, Iowa Protestant Reformed Church, whose call Mr. Terpstra had accepted. Mr. Terpstra successfully sustained the examination. Classis advised Pella to proceed with Mr. Terpstra’s ordination into the office of the ministry of the Word and Sacraments.
Classis also approved the “Ministerial Certificate of Dismissal and Testimonial” of Rev. James Slopsema, of Randolph, Wisconsin, who has accepted the call to Hope, Walker, Michigan. Classis thanked Rev. Slopsema for his work in the Classis the past twelve years, and wished him God’s blessing in his new pastorate.
Rev. David Engelsma, Stated Clerk