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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 25 : Congregational Meetings

Paragraph 3 : On Defining a Quorum

25-3. The quorum of the congregational meeting shall consist of one-fourth (1/4) of the resident communing members, if the church has not more than one hundred (100) such members, and of one-sixth (1/6) of the resident communing members if a church has more than one hundred (100) such members.

[Historical Summary : Except for the addition of numerical equivalents in parentheses, the current PCA text remains unchanged from 1973 and dates to PCUS 1925.]

Background and Comparison :
1. PCA 1973, 26-3, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly, p. 143
2. Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, 26-3, Proposed text, p. 35
3. PCUS 1933, XXVIII, 154
4. PCUS 1925, XXVII, 154
A quorum of the congregational meeting shall consist of one-fourth of the resident communing members, if the church has not more than one hundred such members, and of one-sixth of the resident communing members if a church has more than one hundred such members.

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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