Presbyterian Polity for Church Officers

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Westminster John Knox Press, Oct 1, 1998 - Religion - 204 pages
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Now in a newly revised edition, this detailed, comprehensive interpretation of the Book of Order is the most complete resource of its kind since the church's reunion. It explains the system of Presbyterian government, from sessions to presbyteries to synods to the General Assembly itself.
 

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Contents

Chapter TwoCalling to Office in the Church
12
Chapter ThreeElection of Church Officers
23
Chapter FourThe Office of Elder
35
Chapter FiveThe Office of Deacon
46
Chapter SixA First Look at the Session
60
Chapter SevenMinisters Serving Congregations
75
Chapter EightOfficers and Staff Working Together
88
Chapter NineLeading the Church in Mission
98
Chapter TenPresbytery Synod and the General Assembly
109
Chapter ElevenStewardship Finance and Property
126
Chapter TwelveMeetings of Governing Bodies and of the
144
Chapter ThirteenPreserving Peace and Purity
158
Chapter FourteenLeading the Church in Worship
171
Notes
189
Index of Topics
197
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Joan S. Gray was Moderator of the Permanent Judicial Commission of the General Assembly, PC(USA), and was a member of the General Assembly's Advisory Committee on the Constitution. She has served as pastor of Columbia Presbyterian Church, Decatur, Georgia, and as associate pastor of Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church, Atlanta.

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