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The Historical Development of the Book of Church Order

Chapter 5 : The Organization of a Particular Church

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5-3. The mission church, because of its transitional condition, requires a temporary system of government. Depending on the circumstances and at its own discretion, Presbytery may provide for such government in one of several ways:
a. Appoint an evangelist as prescribed in BCO 8-6.
b. Cooperate with the Session of a particular church in arranging a mother-daughter relationship with a mission church. The Session may then serve as the temporary governing body of the mission church.
c. Appoint a BCO 15-1 commission to serve as a temporary Session of the mission church. When a minister of the Presbytery has been approved to serve as pastor of the mission church, he shall be included as a member of the commission and serve as its moderator.

DIGEST :

BACKGROUND & COMPARISON:
No comparable text in these editions:
PCA 1973, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly
Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text
PCUS 1879

PCUS 1869 draft
PCUS 1867 draft

COMMENTARY :

F.P. Ramsay, Exposition of the Book of Church Order (1898)
[no comparable text for discussion]


Chapter Index [links are to Paragraph 1 in each chapter]:
FoG..
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5.
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8
9
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11
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13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
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25
26
I. King & Head of Church
.§1.
§4
§5
RoD
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31
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34
35
36
37
38
39
40
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44
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II. Preliminary Principles
§1
§2
§3
§4
§5
§6
§7
§8
DfW
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48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
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61
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[FoG = Form of Government ; RoD = Rules of Discipline ; DfW = Directory for Worship]

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