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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 …
1. The General Assembly direct the Mission Board to establish a permanent Christian Education Group as a sub-group of the Board. 1.1.Remit. The remit of the sub-group will be: (1) To discuss and respond to ongoing developments in Education in Scotland, particularly as it relates to Christian worldview, Relationship, …
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 …
SECTION A – TRAINING GENERAL 1.Definitions. The General Assembly note the following definition of terms related to training: 1.1 Foundation Training: a Training Programme for men and women involving various aspects of church life, but not necessarily leading to pastoral ministry. 1.2 Core Training: a Training Programme that is …
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 …