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The General Assembly, seeking to update the legislation relating to travelling expenses, preaching fees, and resident supply, enact and ordain as follows: 1.            Travelling expenses. Travelling and accommodation expenses incurred when carrying out duties for the Church shall be paid by the relevant body. 1.1.         Boards and Committees. Expenses …
The General Assembly direct that when vacancies arise for the position of Presbytery Clerks, new appointments are made in consultation with the Assembly Clerks’ Office. They instruct the Assembly Clerks’ Office to arrange basic training for Presbytery Clerks on their appointment. They further instruct that Presbytery Clerks should be …
Number 23 of Class 2 The General Assembly, seeking to revise and update arrangements and procedures regarding the application process to become a Candidate for Free Church Ministry and oversight and support of such Candidates before they are licensed to preach the gospel, enact and ordains as follows:The General …
Number 16 of Class 2The General Assembly instruct the Edinburgh Theological Seminary Board to ensure that, from 2022 onwards, the Principal’s Report incorporates developments in educational strategy, curriculum development, assessment reviews and pedagogical methodology as standing items so that the Assembly is fully apprised as to the teaching practices …
Number 11 of Class 2 The General Assembly note with approval and thankfulness the compilation of a Memorandum of Understanding between Overseas Missionary Fellowship and the Free Church of Scotland. They also note that an official partnership is now in place between Overseas Missionary Fellowship and the Free Church …
The General Assembly, noting that annual statutory meetings of Provincial Synods have been suspended since 2009 General Assembly, and that the reduced number of Presbyteries in the Church has resulted in this tier of Church government becoming largely redundant, and desiring therefore that Provincial Synods be dissolved and removed …