Manuals and policies
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT/MISCONDUCT POLICY: In determining its own witness to theworld and its service to humanity, the Church of Jesus Christ is bound by the Gospel mandate to "announce good news to the poor, to proclaim release for prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to let the broken victims go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor". Thus it sounds the note of liberation, reconciliation and healing, and calls all persons to the more abundant life of Christ. All persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, must be afforded equal respect under the gospel. Therefore ...
The Orderly Exchange of Ordained Ministers of Word and Sacrament
Principles, Policies, and Procedures
Participating Churches: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America • Presbyterian Church (USA) • Reformed Church in America • United Church of Christ
Principles for the Orderly Exchange of Ordained Ministers of Word and Sacrament Background and Affirmations Through adoption of A Formula of Agreement, the Reformed Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Church of Christ entered into a relationship of full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America entered into a relationship of full communion with the Reformed Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Church of Christ. Among other things, full communion means that the four churches “recognize each other’s various ministries and make provision for the orderly exchange of ordained ministers of Word and Sacrament.” (All references to ministers or ordained ministers herein refer to ordained ministers of Word and Sacrament in the four churches.)
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 2013 Moderators' Conference. 11/12/13
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 ...
A Resolution and Confession on the Torture and Abuse of Prisoners. Adopted by the 216th General Assembly (2004).
A Ministry with and For Veterans by the Rev. Tom Williams.
Prepared by the Task Force for a Joint Candidacy Process to test the features of the inquiry phase of the Preparation for Ministry process.
If information is received in writing from a presbytery within the Synod, from a Presbytery Council of a presbytery within the Synod, or from the Stated Clerks' Conference gathered to review presbytery minutes, to the attention of the Synod Executive, the Stated Clerk, or the Moderator of the Synod concerning any irregularity, delinquency, or other circumstance not in accordance with the Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church USA in any of the presbyteries of the Synod that calls for the exercise of oversight by the Synod, that person shall consult with the other two about the advisability of initiating ...
Advisory Handbook for Councils for the Development of Policies and Procedures as required by the Form of Government
A new edition for 2012-2013 reflecting the changes related to the revised Form of Government approved in 2011. Provides moderators, presbytery staff, and applicants with an overview of the process and resources, its intentions and goals.