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The General Assembly, on the Report of their Committee appointed to collect, revise, and classify, the existing Standing Orders, and to suggest such other Orders as might appear to be necessary, did, and hereby do, ORDER: I. As to COMMISSIONS to General Assembly 1. That all Commissions transmitted to …
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 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 …
The General Assembly proceeded to consider the overture anent non-residing Elders. After reasoning, agreed without a vote to dismiss the overture as unnecessary, in respect that when a change of residence renders it impossible for an Elder to discharge the duties of a member of the Kirk-Session of that …