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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 46 : Jurisdiction

Paragraph 4 :

46-4. Associate members are those believers temporarily residing in a location other than their permanent homes. Such believers may become associate members of a particular church without ceasing to be communicant members of their home churches. An associate member shall have all the
rights and privileges of that church, with the exception of voting in a congregational or corporation meeting, and holding an office in that church.


[HISTORICAL SUMMARY : The provisions established in this paragraph were new material added to the Proposed BCO and adopted with the PCA's first approved text. The current PCA text dates to minor editing adopted in _____.]

ANTECEDENT TEXTS :
PCA 1973, RoD, 20-4, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly, p. 155
and
Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, RoD, 20-4, Proposed text, p. 61
Associate members are those believers temporarily residing in another location than their permanent homes. Such believers may become associate members of a particular church without ceasing to be communicant members of their home churches. An associate member shall have all the rights and privileges of that church, with the exception of voting in a congregational or corporation meeting, and holding an office in that church.

No comparable text or provision in the following editions:
PCUS 1933, RoD, Chapter XV
PCUS 1925, RoD, Chapter XV
PCUS 1879, Rules of Discipline, Chapter XV
PCUS 1869 draft, Canons of Discipline, Chapter XV
PCUS 1867 draft, Canons of Discipline, Chapter XV

COMMENTARY :
F.P. Ramsay, Exposition of the Book of Church Order (1898):
[no comparable text for discussion]


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