A Guide-book in the Administration of the Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church (Google eBook)

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Carlton & Porter, 1855 - 253 pages
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Contents

Period of probation
31
Not liable to Church trial
32
Church relation depends upon the pleasure of the parties
34
When a member can claim a right to withdraw
35
The Church may suffer a withdrawal
36
Relation of societies which reject regularlyappointed pas tors
37
THE CONFERENCES Section LAnnual Conferences 1 First Annual Conference
38
Circuits
39
Relation of Episcopacy to the General and Annual Confer ences
40
Prerogatives of the president of an Annual Conference
41
Division of circuits
42
8 Who must attend Conference
43
Certificate of location
44
Rights of superannuated preachers
45
Term of service on an individual charge
46
Quarterly Conferences 1 Origin of Quarterly Conferences
47
Members
48
President
49
Adjourned by the president
51
Relation to individual societies
57
To whom responsible
65
Renewal of license refused without impeachment
66
Ecclesiastical year denned
67
Recommendation to travel
68
Prerequisites for ordination
69
How long recommendations are valid
70
Exhortert 1 Early recognised
71
Who are eligible to be exhorters
72
CHAPTER IV
73
Removal without a certificate
74
How long a certificate remains valid
75
Certificates to those who withdraw
76
Why discontinued
77
Design of their institution in our Church
78
Who may be admitted
79
Trial of Members 1 Christian discipline protected by civil authority
80
Privileged communications
82
Rights of members
83
Mr Wesleys mode of removing disorderly members
84
President of the Trial 1 Preacher in charge
85
By whom given 05
86
President appointed by presiding elder
88
Bill of charges
89
Period within which responsible
90
Mode of drawing bill of charges
91
What the charge must involve
92
Different crimes to be separately given
93
By whom charges are to be signed
94
When several persons are involved
95
Notification of the accused
96
By whom appointed
97
Character of the committee
99
Definition of society
100
Relation of the presiding officer to the committee
102
Ambiguous or equivocal terms
103
The Trial 1 Duty of the presiding officer
104
Mode of conducting a trial
105
Second indictment
106
New issues
107
Immaterial facts
108
Limited to the charge
109
Counsel to be restricted to the members of the Church
110
Third rule obligation of proving lies upon the complainant
112
Fourth rule the best evidence must be produced
113
G Hearsay evidence
114
Number of witnesses
115
Should be sealed up
125
Fart of a deposition
126
S Bar to appeal
127
Withdrawal from the Church a bar to appeal
128
Kecords not signed
129
Power of appellate courts
130
Appeal of local preacher places the case beyond the power of the Quarterly Conference
131
When a decision is final
132
Prosecuting appeals
133
Right of the pastor
134
Steps to betaken 13t 4 When to be allowed
135
Ministerial responsibility
136
Who may constitute the committee
137
Number of the committee
138
Trial in the absence of the accused
139
Limit of Quarterly Conference action
140
Not selfaccuser
141
Counsel not disqualified as members
142
Trial of Travelling Preachers 1 Nature of investigating committees
143
Reference at the Annual Conference
144
Reference to the presiding elder for examination
145
By whom suspended
146
For what offences arrested
147
Trial in the absence of the accused
148
Location without consent
149
Duty of the secretary
150
Mode of treating such as disseminate errors
152
Omission of duty
153
Slander
154
Penalty 1 Design of penalty
155
Censure and suspension
157
Period of suspension
158
Penalty for maladministration
159
Restoration by the Annual Conference 1G0 11 No discretionary power given to the president after the verdict is rendered
160
Public confession ICO 13 Reading out of society
161
Refusing to comply with the requisition of the Church
162
Discretionary power of the pastor
163
Arbiters members of the Church
164
Parties residing on different circuits
165
Refusing to arbitrate
166
Specific rule 150
190
The different rules 150
194
Relation of such persons as refuse to perform their cove nant vows 37
195
Parliamentary rules
203
Permanent organization
205
fl Secretary
207
Members
209
Motions
210
Indefinite postponement
211
Referring to a committee
212
Filling blanks
213
Privileged questions
216
Orders of the day
217
Incidental questions
218
Questions of order
219
Order of proceeding
221
Order in debate
222
Taking the question
224
Reconsideration
225
Committees
226
Reports of committees
227
Minority report
228
Rules of the General Conference from 183652
230
CHAPTER IX
234
Exporters license 285
235
Recommendation of a local preacher
242

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Page 235 - No member shall speak more than twice to the same question, without leave of the House ; nor more than once, until every member choosing to speak shall have spoken.
Page 55 - To inform the minister of any that are sick, or of any that walk disorderly, and will not be reproved. 2. To pay the stewards what they have received of their several classes in the week preceding.
Page 111 - The rule that the evidence must correspond with the allegations and be confined to the point in issue...
Page 33 - We will admonish him of the error of his ways ; we will bear with him for a season ; but then, if he repent not, he hath no more place among us : we have delivered our own souls.
Page 52 - ... cause to bless God ever since. I was talking with several of the society in Bristol concerning the means of paying the debts there, when one stood up and said, 'Let every member of the society give a penny a week till all are paid.
Page 164 - Where words imputing misconduct to another are spoken by one having a duty to perform, and the words are spoken in good faith, and in the belief that it comes within the discharge of that duty, or where they are spoken in good faith, to those who have an interest in the communication, and a right to know and act upon the facts stated, no presumption of malice arises from the speaking of the words, and therefore no action can be maintained in such cases without proof of express malice.
Page 199 - On this consideration, I suffered them to subscribe. And when the society met, I asked, 'Who will take the trouble of receiving this money, and paying it where it is needful ?' One said, ' I will do it, and keep the account for you.
Page 27 - God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of my life.
Page 53 - I called together all the leaders of the classes, (so we used to term them and their companies,) and desired, that each would make a particular inquiry into the behaviour of those whom he saw weekly. They did so. Many disorderly walkers were detected. Some turned from the evil of their ways. Some were put away from us. Many saw it with fear, and rejoiced unto God with reverence.
Page 63 - To prevent scandal, when any of our members fail in business, or contract debts which they are not able to pay, let two or three judicious members of the Church inspect the accounts, contracts, and circumstances of the case of the supposed delinquent, and, if...

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