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The Historical Development of the Book of Church Order

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

Paragraph 16 : Of Prior Experience

19-16. Where circumstances warrant, a Presbytery may approve previous experience which is equivalent to internship. This equivalency shall be decided by a three-fourths (3/4) vote of Presbytery at any of its regular meetings. Such equivalent experience shall be decided only after the Presbytery's internship committee has determined and reported that the candidate has met the following requirements:
a. he has had at least one (1) year of experience in comparable ministry;
b. he has satisfactorily performed the full scope of ministerial duties;
c. he has the manifest approbation of God's people in a local church as having the requisite gifts for the pastoral ministry.


DIGEST:

BACKGROUND & COMPARISON:
No comparable text in the following editions:
1. PCA 1973, Adopted text
2. Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text
3. PCUS 1933
4. PCUS 1879
5. PCUS 1869 draft
6. 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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15
16
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19
20
21
22
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24
25
26
I. King & Head of Church
.§1.
§4
§5
RoD
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31
32
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34
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36
37
38
39
40
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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
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57
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[FoG = Form of Government ; RoD = Rules of Discipline ; DfW = Directory for Worship]

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