Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual.

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Review and Herald Pub Assoc, 2005 - 270 pages
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Thanks much.
Its better also a church GC COMMITTEE to explain the music system that should be played with our choirs. There so many statements directing how to play music, but each pastor comes with his own directions. its better the church GC leader to announce about this

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Very good work. The fact tat this Church Manual is searchable makes it an excelent resource.

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Contents

Authority of the Church and the Church Manual
1
Church of the Living God
3
Supreme Object of Christs Regard
4
Opposition of the Enemy
5
Church Complete in Christ
6
Fundamental Beliefs of Seventhday Adventists
9
Organization Founded on Divine Principles
21
Vital Importance of Organization
22
Officers
119
Officers
120
Duties of the Officers
121
Organization
122
In Large Adventist Centers
123
Associate Health Ministries Leader
124
Stewardship Leader
125
Family Ministries Committee
126

Divine Purpose in Organization
23
Form of Organization in the Seventhday Adventist Church
25
Four Constituent Levels in the Seventhday Adventist Organization
26
General Conference the Highest Authority
27
Authority of the Church and the Church Manual
28
Church Membership
29
Baptism a Prerequisite to Church Membership
30
Public Examination
31
Baptismal Vow and Baptism
32
Vow Alternative
33
Certificate of Baptism and Commitment
34
Welcoming Candidates
35
Regular Standing
36
Clerk to Prepare Letter
37
Counted in Statistical Reports
38
Church Boards Cannot Grant Letters
39
Organized Companies
40
Queries Concerning Receiving and Removing Members
41
Removing Names
42
Apostasy and Rebaptism
43
Church Officers and Their Duties
45
The Church Must Be Guarded and Fed
46
Respect and Deference Due to Ministers and Officers of the Church
47
Those Opposed to Unity Not Suitable for Office
48
Membership Required for Election
49
A Religious Leader of the Church
50
Training and Equipping of Local Elders
51
Conduct of Church Services
52
To Cooperate With the ConferenceMissionField
53
To Distribute Responsibility
54
Deacon
55
Board of Deacons
56
Duties of Deacons
57
Deaconess
58
Board of Deaconesses
59
Reports to Be Furnished Promptly
60
ConferenceMissionField Funds
61
Funds of Auxiliary Organizations
62
Proper Method for Payment of Money by Members
63
Relations With Members Confidential
64
Induction Service
65
Notes
67
Small Group Ministries
68
Training and Equipping of Local Elders
71
An Important Office
72
Services and Meetings of the Church
75
Children to Be Taught Reverence
76
Arrangements for Church Meetings
77
Place of Music in Worship
78
Providers of Church Music
79
Worship Service
80
Public Prayer
81
Ordinance of FootWashing
82
Unleavened Bread and Unfermented Wine
83
Conducting the Communion Service
84
Who May Participate
85
Who May Conduct Communion Service
86
Adventist Youth Society
87
Pathfinder Club
88
Times of Meetings
89
Church Board and Its Meetings
90
Officers
91
Committees of the Board
92
School Board Meetings
93
Notes
95
Form of Service
96
Bread and Wine
97
Adventist Youth Society
98
Business Meetings
99
Committees of the Board
100
Auxiliary Organizations of the Church and Their Officers
101
Personal Ministries Council
102
Community Services Center
103
Sabbath School Council
104
Superintendent
105
Secretary
106
Extension Division
107
Sabbath School Lessons
108
Adventist Youth Society
109
Mission Statement
110
Membership in the Adventist Youth Society
111
Officers of the Adventist Youth Society
112
Adventist Youth Society Sponsor
113
Recreation
114
Adventist Junior Youth Law
115
Adventurer Club
116
Christian Education and the Church School
117
Home and School Association
118
Womens Ministries Leader
127
Childrens Ministries Department
128
Childrens Ministries Coordinator
129
Religious Liberty Associations
130
Induction Service
131
Notes
133
Personal Ministries Secretary
134
Bible School Coordinator
135
Secretary
136
Membership in the Adventist Youth Society
137
Adventist Junior Youth Society
138
Membership
139
Health Ministries Council
140
Family Ministries Committee
141
Womens Ministries Committee
142
Childrens Ministries Coordinator
143
Publishing Ministries Council
144
Ministers and Workers in Relation to the Church
145
Pastors and District Leaders Not Executives
146
Churches Do Not Elect Pastor
147
Bible Instructors
148
Pastor Should Assist the Evangelist
149
Credentials and Licenses
150
Removing a Minister From Office
151
Church Election
153
Who Should Be Members of the Nominating Committee
154
Work of the Nominating Committee
155
Nominating Committee to Consult Prospective Officers
156
Member May Appear Before the Nominating Committee
157
Vacancies
158
Choosing Delegates
159
Responsibility of ConferenceMissionField Officers
160
Gospel Finance
161
Stewardship
162
Tithe
163
Systematic Benevolence and Unity
164
Tithinga Scriptural Obligation
165
Assisting the Poor and Needy
166
General Counsel
167
On Questionable Methods for Raising Church Funds
168
On Tithes and Offerings Not a Personal Trust Fund
169
On Auditing
170
Standards of Christian Living
171
Bible Study and Prayer
172
Sabbathkeeping
173
Reverence for the Place of Worship
174
Health and Temperance
175
Dress
176
Simplicity
177
Radio and Television
178
Music
179
Social Relationships
180
Chaperonage
182
Conclusion
184
Church Discipline
185
To Seek Reconciliation
186
Authority of the Church
188
Unconsecrated Resist Church Discipline
189
Rules and Regulations Necessary
190
Settlement of Differences Among Members
191
Settlement of Grievances of Members Against the Church
192
Administering Discipline
193
Discipline by Censure
194
Timeliness in the Disciplinary Process
196
At a Duly Called Meeting
197
Members Not to Be Removed From Church Membership for Nonattendance
198
Removing a Member From Membership on Personal Request
199
Right of Appeal for Reinstatement
200
Marriage Divorce and Remarriage
201
Partnership in Marriage
202
Oneness and Equality to Be Restored in Christ
203
Divine Grace
204
Local Church Ministry for Families
207
Organizing Uniting and Dissolving Churches
209
Uniting Churches
210
Dissolving or Expelling Churches
211
Loss of Members
212
Care of Members
214
Pulpit Not a Forum
215
Summary of Doctrinal Beliefs
219
Organizations for Holding Church Properties Trust Services Wills and Annuities
225
Church Repairs and Upkeep
226
Wills Trusts Annuities and Life Income Agreements
227
Transferring Property Before Death
228
General Index
229
Index of Scripture Texts
257
Index of Extracts From the Spirit of Prophecy Writings and Other Sources
267
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