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WHEREAS it has become necessary, in consequence of the late change in the outward condition of the Church, to amend the Questions and Formula to be used at the licensing of Probationers, and the ordination of Deacons, Elders, and Ministers respectively, the General Assembly, with consent of a majority …
The General Assembly instruct the Board of Trustees to consult with the Training of the Ministry Committee with regard to the provision of leadership training for office bearers. They further instruct the Committee to work with Presbyteries to provide training for members in identifying and using their spiritual gifts. …
WHEREAS the General Assembly did pass in 1884, with consent of Presbyteries, an Act, entitled “ Act anent the Subscription of Formula by Deacons,” whereby Deacons are relieved of subscription to the Confession of Faith. WHEREAS the same Act was passed in face of protests and dissents by a …
Whereas it is desirable that the existing and constitutional law of the Church respecting the business to be transacted in Deacons’ Courts, and the relation of these courts to the superior judicatories, and respecting the jurisdiction of Kirk-sessions, should be clearly known, the General Assembly declare- 1. That the …