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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 20 : The Election of Pastors

Paragraph 13 :

20-13. A missionary who is an ordained teaching elder in another denomination found fit and called (in accordance with BCO 20-1) for missionary service by a missionary agency or Presbytery shall be examined by Presbytery for admission to Presbytery in accordance with BCO 13-6. If approved he shall be enrolled as a member of Presbytery.

[Historical Summary : The current text of BCO 20-13 dates to 1986 [M14GA, 14-19, Item 8, p. 92]. The amendment adopted that year added this text as a new paragraph for chapter 20. No comparable provision was part of either the earlier PCA editions or any of the PCUS editions.

Background and Comparison :
PCA 1973, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly,
[no comparable text]

Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text,
[no comparable text]

PCUS 1933
[no comparable text]

PCUS 1879

[no comparable text]


PCUS 1869 draft
[no comparable text]

PCUS 1867 draft
[no comparable text]

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

[no comparable text for discussion]



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[FoG = Form of Government ; RoD = Rules of Discipline ; DfW = Directory for Worship]