The General Assembly approve of the Board’s proposal for the secondment of missionary volunteers to other Churches and mission societies on the following conditions:
i) The candidate will first of all have volunteered for work in the foreign missions of the Free Church of Scotland.
ii) The Board will be satisfied as to the suitability of the candidate for foreign missionary work but have no opening to employ him/her.
iii) The Board will enquire from Churches loyal to Reformed Standards or Societies of whose basis of faith they approve – as to the possibility of their accepting the volunteer by secondment from the Free Church of Scotland.
iv) The terms of secondment shall be negotiated by the Board and the employing agency and the missionary volunteer.
v) The missionary so appointed shall report regularly to the Board and subject to the conditions of secondment shall be available for transfer to a Free Church missions area should an opening occur there.
vi) Service by secondment may be treated as qualifying service in the Free Church of Scotland for pension purposes subject to such treatment being negotiated, in the light of all the known circumstances, with the Committee responsible for the Pension Schemes of the Church.