A GUIDE-BOOK IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DISCIPLINE OF THE Methodist Episcopal Church (Google eBook)

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Contents

Period of probation
32
Not liable to Church trial
33
Church relation depends upon the pleasure of the parties
34
When the Church can be a party to a withdrawal
35
The Church may suffer a withdrawal
36
Relation of societies which reject regularly appointed pastors
37
When a request to withdraw can be recalled
38
CHAPTER II
39
Circuits
40
Eelation of Episcopacy to the General and Annual Confer ences
41
Prerogatives of the president of an Annual Conference
42
ed on the journals
43
Division of circuits
44
Commencement of Conference year
46
Who must attend Conference
47
Demanding a location
48
Readmission
49
Preacher on trial
50
Preachers appointed to schools and colleges
51
Quarterly Conferences 1 Origin of Quarterly Conferences
52
Members
53
President
54
By whom the Quarterly Conference must be appointed
55
Adjourned by the president
56
Approval of the Minutes
57
Leaders Meetings 1 Origin of leadersmeetings
59
Of whom composed
60
To whom classleaders are responsible
62
Presiding Elders 1 Origin of the office
63
Decision of law questions
64
President of the Quarterly Conference
65
Testimonials of applicants for foreign missions
66
Presiding in an Annual Conference
67
Duties of the preacher in charge
68
To whom responsible
72
Local Preachers 1 Mode of obtaining license
73
Ecclesiastical year denned
74
Relation of such persons as refuse to perform their covenant vows 38
75
To whom amenahle
76
When local preachers from British Conference are eligible
77
Withdrawal of local preachers
78
Who are eligible to he exhorters
79
CERTIFICATES AND LOVEEEASTS Section I Note of Beoommendation 1 Who are entitled to such note
80
Removal without a certificate
81
How long a certificate remains valid
82
To whom certificates should not be given
83
By whom certificates must be given
84
Why discontinued i
85
Design of their institution in our Church
86
Lovefeast tickets
87
Christian discipline protected by civil authority
88
Privileged communications
90
Eights of members
91
Mr Wesleys mode of removing disorderly members
92
President of the Trial 1 Preacher in charge
93
By whom given i 73
94
President appointed by presiding elder
96
Complaint 1 Committee of investigation
97
Insufficient evidence
98
Accessories to crime
99
Object of formal charges
100
How expressed
101
What errors no bar to the proceedings
102
When to be signed by the pastor
103
When several persons are involved
104
By whom appointed
105
Character of the committee
108
Belation of the presiding officer to the committee
110
Duty of the presiding officer
111
Mode of conducting a trial
112
Confession of guilt
113
Plea of nonreception
114
New issues
115
Immaterial facts
116
Limited to the charge
117
Counsel to be restricted to the members of the Church
118
First rule evidence correspond to the allegation
119
Second rule sufficient if the substance be proved
120
Third rule obligation of proving lies upon the complainant
121
Hearsay evidence
122
Witnesses 1 Number of witnesses
123
Husband and wife
124
Atheists
125
The pastor as a witness
126
Mode of giving testimony
127
Impression and belief
128
Questions by presiding officer
129
Power of appellate courts
140
New evidence i41 13 Relation of expelled members whose cases have been re manded
141
Appeal of a local preacher places the case beyond the power of the Quarterly Conference
142
Relation of a person who has taken an appeal
143
Prosecuting appeals
144
Right of the pastor
145
When to be allowed
146
When a committee to be called
147
Number of tlie committee
148
Mode of conducting the investigation
149
What testimony to be admitted
150
Limit of Quarterly Conference action
151
Not selfaccuser
152
Counsel not disqualified as members
153
Trial of Travelling Preachers 1 Nature of investigating committees
154
Reference at the Annual Conference
155
Reference to the presiding elder for examination
156
By whom suspended
157
For what offences arrested
158
Form of trial
159
Period of suspension
160
Duty of the secretary
161
When Church labour is required
162
Disseminating erroneous doctrines
163
Slander
165
Penalty 1 Design of penalty
166
Censure and suspension
168
Period of suspension
169
Penalty for maladministration
170
Restoration by the Annual Conference
171
Reading out of society
172
Refusing to comply with the requisition of the Church
173
Discretionary power of the pastor
174
Arbiters members of the Church
175
Parties residing on different circuits
176
11 Refusing to arbitrate
177
Pecuniary liabilities
179
Personal liability of the building committee
180
Liability when they exceed the estimated expense
181
Mode of creating trustees
183
Who are eligible as trustees
184
Entitled to possession
186
Trustees of an unincorporated society
187
To whom responsible
188
Powers restricted to the objects of their creation
189
Right of occupancy on all public occasions
190
Restriction of rights
191
When a right expires
192
Pews as real or personal estate
193
Form of deed of a pew
194
To whom made payable
195
Conditional subscriptions
196
Deductions by the collector
197
MINISTERIAL SUPPORT Section I Allowance pAGB 1 Salaries at different periods
198
Fifth collection ?
201
Specific rule 161
202
Appropriations to those in debt to the Book Concern
204
Suspension cuts off claim
205
Stewards 1 Origin of stewards
206
By whom appointed
210
Resignation of office
211
RULES OF ORDER 1 Parliamentary rules
212
The different rules 161
214
Secretary
216
Members
218
Motions
219
Indefinite postponement
220
Referring to a committee
221
Filling blanks
222
Privileged questions
225
Orders of the day
226
Incidental questions
227
Questions of order
228
Order of proceeding
230
Order in debate
231
Taking the question
233
Committees
235
Reports of committees
236
Minority report
237
Rules of the General Conference of 1860
239
FORMULAS Section J Formulas for IbeacTiers in Charge 1 Note of recommendation to a member
244
Exhorters license
245
Classbook
246
Church register for a successor
247
Collections for benevolent objects
248
Superannuated preachers certificate
254
For the German travelling preachers
261

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Page 30 - By all possible diligence and frugality, that the Gospel be not blamed. By running with patience the race which is set before them, denying themselves, and taking up their cross daily; submitting to bear the reproach of Christ, to be as the filth and offscouring of the world ; and looking that men should say all manner of evil of them falsely for the Lord's sake.
Page 119 - The rule that the evidence must correspond with the allegations and be confined to the point in issue...
Page 27 - God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of my life.
Page 250 - Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John Alden, 2nd, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses the day and year above written.
Page 45 - To ordain bishops, elders, and deacons. 7. To decide all questions of law in an annual conference, subject to an appeal to the General Conference; but in all cases the application of law shall be with the conference.
Page 70 - 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...
Page 34 - 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 171 - If the accused person be found guilty by the decision of a majority of the members before whom he is brought to trial, and the crime be such as is expressly forbidden by the word of God, sufficient to exclude a person from the kingdom of grace and glory, let the minister or preacher who has the charge of the circuit expel him.
Page 134 - They shall not do away the privileges of our ministers or preachers of trial by a committee, and of an appeal. Neither shall they do away the privileges of our members of trial before the society or by a committee, and of an appeal.
Page 239 - A recess of ten minutes shall be taken at 10:30 o'clock. 2. The President shall take the chair precisely at the hour to which the Conference stood adjourned, and cause the same to be opened by the reading of the Scriptures, singing, and prayer, and on the appearance of a quorum shall have the...

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