Ambt in verandering | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 73, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0165-2346
  • E-ISSN: 2773-1847



This article discusses the document on Ministry and Diversity in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, which was prompted by the need for innovation, due to the new situation of this Church. The document is based on the importance of the ordination. Previous developments are being described and the new proposals are being weighed up with all the pros and cons. The emphasize is on the importance of the ecumenical discussions on Ministry initiated by the World Council of Churches resulting in the BEM-document (1982) and the theological conversations initiated by the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe, resulting in the MOE-document (2013).


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Keyword(s): BEM; Ministry; MOE; Ordination; Pastor
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