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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 19 : The Licensure of Candidates for the Gospel Ministry and Internship

Paragraph 10 :

19-10. When an applicant is approved for internship, the moderator of the Presbytery shall offer a prayer suitable for the occasion, and shall address the applicant, if present, as follows:
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by that authority which He has given to the Church for its edification, we do declare you to be an intern of this Presbytery as a means of testing your gifts for the holy ministry wherever God in His providence may call you; and for this purpose may the blessing of God rest upon you, and the Spirit of Christ fill your heart. Amen.
Record shall be made of the internship in the following or like form, namely:
At _________________, the ________ day of ________________________, the _____________________ Presbytery, having received testimonials commending ___________, having received him as a candidate for the ministry, has placed him under internship at his request in order to test his gifts for the holy ministry.

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Background and Comparison :
PCA 1973, Adopted text
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Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text
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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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