GIVE NOW to support Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and World Mission responses to urgent humanitarian crises in West Africa and the Middle East. Give now

Transforming Congregations and Other Forms of Corporate Witness

Constitutional Musing #26.


  • 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 presbytery?
  • Can transfers of multiple congregations be lumped together as a single item of council business?
Download PDF

(99.2 KB)

Leave a comment