Presbyterian law for the presbytery by Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

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Statementa manual for ministers and ruling elders by Eugene Carson Blake [and] Edward Burns Shaw. 1967 revision by William P. Thompson.
ContributionsBlake, Eugene Carson, 1906-, Shaw, Edward Burns, b. 1890., Thompson, William P., 1918-
LC ClassificationsBX8956 .A5 1967
The Physical Object
Pagination187 p.
Number of Pages187
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Open LibraryOL5880772M
LC Control Number63011693

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These confessions are found in the Book of Confessions, which contains several. Product Overview. A downloadable PDF version of the Book of Order. This book is Part II of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and contains the Foundations of Presbyterian Polity, the Form of Government, the newly approved Directory forWorship, and the Rules of Discipline.

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THE BOOK OF CONFESSIONS. When the Presbyterian Church (USA) adopted its “new form of government” several years ago, we eliminated the “inactive member” category from the Book of Order.

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The Form of Government and Rules of Discipline of this Book of Church Order are based in part on a revision to the PCUS Book of Church Order and portions of the current Presbyterian Church in America Book of Church Order.

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As a ruling elder myself, I recognize the need for polity education for those of us who are not seminary-trained church leaders.

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4 The church recognizes the special areas of responsibility of each of these. It further provides, "Whenever property of, or held for, a particular church of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ceases to be used by that church as a particular church of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in accordance with this Constitution, such property shall be held, used, applied, transferred, or sold as provided by the presbytery" (Book.

[The following were remarks given by the Rev. Catherine G. Borchert, former Stated Clerk of the Western Reserve, at a meeting of presbytery Stated Clerks held in Pittsburgh.] “Officers of each of the governing bodies shall be a moderator and a clerk” (G).

Later, the Book of Order states that the clerk of the presbytery shall be. The Presbytery is a legal entity incorporated in the state of Georgia on Jas the Evangelical Presbyterian Church-Presbytery of the Southeast, Inc. Trustees of the Corporation. The Corporation shall have a five-member Board of Trustees.

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This group is for Clerks of Session in the Presbytery of Detroit. It's intended to be a place of information, discussion, and assistance, so that Clerks can help their churches to follow the Book of Order and Robert's Rules, and to be up-to-date on issues of church law, tax, and polity.

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