2. No person shall be licensed as an exhorter unless he gives evidence of knowing God experientially, is of good reputation among those by whom he is well known, exhibits the marks of fair intelligence, and shows himself an apt learner in the school of Christ. It is hoped that those who serve God and the church in this relation may grow in knowledge, grace and efficiency, so that the church may feel warranted in calling them into its higher ministries.
3. Nor shall any person be licensed as an
exhorter among us until he shall have been duly recommended by the society
of which he is a member, after having lived among them a sufficient time
to enable them to know that his religious experience, the spirit he manifests,
his general deportment, and his gifts, are such as to commend him to Christian