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Act 8, 1974 (VIII) – Act Approving Schedule of Application for Resident Lay Preachers. 22nd May 1974.

The General Assembly approve of the draft schedule for congregations applying for a Resident Lay Preacher.

APPLICATION FOR SERVICES OF A LAY PREACHER.

1. Name of Congregation.

2. (a) Number of Communicants.
(b) Number of Adherents over 16 years of age.

3. If the congregation is a settled charge (or looking forward to a settled ministry) what work is the Lay Preacher expected to undertake?

4. If the congregation is not a settled charge, or in a position to call a minister, has linkage with a neighbouring charge been considered?

5. Has the congregation previously had the services of a Lay Preacher?

6. (a) Is there a house available?

(b) Is it in a suitable state of repair?

7. Is the Congregation prepared to pay such an assessment in respect of the Lay Preacher as may be approved by the General Assembly?

8. Is the Congregation aware that:-

a) they must pay the cost of the Supply when the Lay Preacher is on holiday up to a maximum of four weeks?

(b) they must make a reasonable contribution towards car expenses where long distances are involved and the Preacher uses his own car?

SESSIONAL CERTIFICATE.

At                         on
the Kirk Session of
met and was constituted.

Inter alia:-

It was agreed to make application through the Presbytery of the bounds to the Committee on Sustentation and Supply for the services of a Lay Preacher.

PRESBYTERIAL CERTIFICATE.

At                         on
the Presbytery of
met and was constituted.

Inter alia:-

The Presbytery considered an application from the Congregation of for the services of a Lay Preacher and Clerk.