Manuals and policies
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This document includes:
- Standing Rules
- Guidelines and Policies
- Organization for Mission
Organization for Mission of the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)
Churchwide Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan
Information for mid-councils submitting overtures to the General Assembly.
The Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) met on February 8, 2013, and reviewed shareholder resolutions being submitted to corporations for their 2013 Annual Meetings. These resolutions concern social and ethical issues related to the corporations' business operations and policies. MRTI adopted recommendations on voting of proxies in support or opposition to these resolutions, or whether a formal vote of abstention should be recorded.
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 ...
In 2008, at the direction of the 219th General Assembly, the Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) sent a resolution to the presbyteries, synods and sessions, “indicating the will of the assembly that presbyteries and synods develop and make available to lower governing bodies and local congregations a process that exercises the responsibility and power ‘to divide, dismiss, or dissolve churches in consultation with their members’ with consistency, pastoral responsibility, accountability, gracious witness, openness, and transparency.”1 Accordingly, Gracious Dismissal Policies may be used by councils to offer clarity and guide their process when discerning whether and how a particular congregation could be dismissed from the PC(USA).
- How does mission relate to transferring congregations?
- What parties must approve a congregation's transfer?
- Can a congregations transfer to a presbytery that it does not directly border?
- Can a congregation transfer to a presbytery in a different synod?
- Can worshipping communities, fellowships, new church developments, or other forms of corporate witness transfer into a presbytery that is not their geographic presbytery?
- Where are non-geographic presbyteries found in the Book of Order?
- Can a racial ethnic or immigrant entity that is not a congregation join or transfer to a presbytery that is not in its geographic ...
The contents of this manual are the results of sharing the experiences of persons across the church and over the years. Sources used in the preparation of this material include: the Council on Administrative Services Manual, Guidebook for Governing Body Search Committees, materials from the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, the Synod of the Trinity, the Synod of Lincoln Trails, the Synod of the Southwest, the Reformed Church in America, and numerous conversations with practitioners in middle governing bodies. Thanks to all who shared their experiences and materials.