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The General Assembly, seeking to update and clarify the regulations for Annual Leave and Leave of Absence for Ministers, enact and ordain as follows: 1. Day of Rest. Ministers should ensure that they take at least one day of rest a week. 1.1. Presbyteries. Presbyteries should encourage Ministers to …
The General Assembly, recognising the responsibility of the Church to the whole of Scotland, and being aware that there are many large areas and populations not served by the Free Church or by any other denomination fully committed to the preaching of the gospel and Reformed standards, resolve to …
The General Assembly approve the appointment of a Board of Ministry Officer/Coordinator to support the Board of Ministry in fulfilling all aspects of its remit. They direct that the initial appointment be on a part-time basis and for a two-year period with the appointment to be reviewed by the Board of Ministry in consultation with the …
1. The General Assembly establish a Legal Action Review Group to review instances where legal action is taken against an Office-bearer of the Church in connection with their Office, in which religious liberty and the spiritual independence of the Church may be the central issue. 1.1. Membership. The Review …
The General Assembly, seeking to revise and update the terms of appointment of the Media Officer, enact and ordain as follows:   1.General Requirements. The Media Officer shall be a Minister or Elder of the Free Church of Scotland. 1.1 The Media Officer shall be an effective communicator, comfortable …
The General Assembly, recognising the need for the Church to protect its doctrinal and historical position, and its role in assessing and approving candidates for the full-time pastoral ministry, enact and ordain as follows: A.GENERAL 1.The Purpose. Presbyteries are reminded that the purpose of the examination is to ascertain …