A Manual for Moderators!

Below you will find a copy of the Moderators' Procedure Notebook from Mid-Kentucky Presbytery that Rev. Ken Hockenberry shared with the conference. This was updated for the 2014 Moderators' Conference. 11/7/14

Table of Contents

Motions Chart                                                                                               Page 3

Rules of Motions                                                                                           Page 4

Voting in a Presbytery Meeting                                                                 Page 5

General Docket Procedures                                                                        Page 6

Opening Procedures                                                                                     Page 7

Closing Procedures                                                                                       Page 8

Reception of a New Pastor - Member of Presbytery                             Page 9

Dismissal of a Pastor or Member
           Dissolution of a Pastoral Relationship                                            Page 10

Examination of an Inquirer
          (Move from an Inquirer to a Candidate)                                       Pages 11-13

Examination of Candidates for Ordination       
          to the ordered Ministry of Teaching Elder                                     Pages 14-16                             

Retirement of a Pastor / Teaching Elder                                            Pages 17-18

Commissions of the Presbytery                                                          Pages 19-21            
      Ordination / Installation Service for a Teaching Elder
                 As Pastor or Associate Pastor

           Commissioning Service for a Ruling Elder
                  Commissioned to Particular Pastoral Service

Statements on Ordination and Installation                                       Page 22 

The Constitutional Questions /                                                            Pages 23-24
            For use in Ordination / Installation and
            Commissioning Services  

Sample Prayers / Declarations for Ordination / Installation           Pages 25-28

Sample Minutes for a Commission to Ordain / Install               Pages 29-30

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