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The Historical Development of the Book of Church Order

Chapter 5 : The Organization of a Particular Church

Paragraph 5 :

5-5. The temporary government shall receive members (BCO 12-5.a) into the mission church according to the provisions of BCO 57 so far as they may be applicable. As members of the mission church those received are communing or non-communing members of the Presbyterian Church in America. a. If there is a minister approved by Presbytery to serve the mission church as its pastor (BCO 5-4.a), each member so received shall be understood to assent to the call of that minister and to affirm the promises made to the pastor in BCO 21-10. b. Meetings of the members of the mission church shall be governed according to the provisions of BCO 25 so far as they may be applicable.

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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2
3.
4
5.
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
I. King & Head of Church
.§1.
§4
§5
RoD
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
II. Preliminary Principles
§1
§2
§3
§4
§5
§6
§7
§8
DfW
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
[FoG = Form of Government ; RoD = Rules of Discipline ; DfW = Directory for Worship]

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