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?
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