Throughout our history, we Presbyterians have needed and wanted a companion to the Constitution. This volume is an attempt to provide that companion. It is a tool whose use, it is hoped, will bring a better understanding of the church’s Constitution and how it works. As a companion, this book is intended to be an aid to education and understanding. It should always be considered subordinate to the Constitution and not a substitute for it. Note: This has not been updated with the adoption of a new Form of Government.