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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 8 : The Elder

Paragraph 7 : On Laboring Out of Bounds

8-7. A Presbytery may, at its discretion, approve the call of a teaching elder to work with an organization outside the jurisdiction of the Presbyterian Church in America, provided that he be engaged in preaching and teaching the Word, that the Presbytery be assured he will have full freedom to maintain and teach the doctrine of our Church, and that he report at least annually on his work. As far as possible, such a teaching elder shall be a member of the Presbytery within whose bounds he labors. (See BCO 20-1.)

[Historical Summary : The current text dates to changes enacted in 1982 (M10GA, 10-89, p. 113). This was a new paragraph added to the chapter at that time, inserted after BCO 8-6, and so the standing paragraphs 8-7 and 8-8 were renumbered as 8-8 and 8-9 respectively. No comparable text was part of any of the prior editions.]

Background and Comparison :
PCA 1973, Chapter 8, Adopted text, M1GA, Appendix, p. 131
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Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Chapter 8, Proposed text, p. 8
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PCUS 1933
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PCUS 1879

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PCUS 1869 draft

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PCUS 1867 draft

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COMMENTARY :
F.P. Ramsay, Exposition of the Book of Church Order (1898)
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