First Presbyterian Church Charlotte operating rules (not)
Chapter 1 General Provisions
The Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, Article 1 (Purpose) The purpose of this provision
is made for the purpose of setting forth the necessary changes in the enforcement of the “Book of Order”) ( .
Article 2 (Definitions) The definitions of terms used in the regulation,
except that the special provisions of this regulation shall be as prescribed ordinances bookshelves.
① “permanent” in this rule that the action of this office in the church, to be persistent, which means that any particular person in the office that need to continue to stay on accidentally does.
② regulations referred to as “temporary” gift of the church development and, depending on the need to participate in the ministry of God’s consistory appointed by the providence of God, and the gift of grace,
the office says.
③ these regulations the term “employee” session, depending on the needs of the church hired the minister as a pastor, evangelist or, depending on the needs of the church, professional and clerical staff employed by a conductor, accompanist, general clerical staff, caretaker says
④ in this regulation “as” part-time employ of the session, depending on the needs of the Church, the ministers of the various forms of time means to hire a zero.
Chapter 2 congregations
Article 3 (sensitive) member of the church congregation are classified as the following.
being baptized baptized baptized by the session to register, but it is still a public confession of faith as Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ;
2 Active church members
17 years of age or older who received a confession of faith and baptism in the reign of the church as a voluntary compliance and who actively participate in the activities of the church and worship
Activity and non-activity of the church congregation in worship as the church does not participate actively attend church more than 1 year not
While related to the other churches of this denomination church or any other denomination or denominational church’s activities as part of the church is located in the region to be migrated from the appropriate governing body, the church received a certificate issued and submit it to the session, the session accept it
Church (congregation) obligations of Article 4 of the following cases the ministry actively involved shall be.
1 The proclamation of the gospel
. Participate in worship and communal life
. Prayer and Bible and Faith Studies
4. Time, talent, and donations for church ministry cooperation
. Obedience to the exhortation of the Church and ruling
. Showing the qualities of a new life church, both inside and outside
. Response in the history of God’s activity in the world, serving others as
Live a life of responsibility in the political, cultural, and social relationships, personal, home, at work or
For the completion of the human freedom in a world of peace, justice, service, etc.
All Christians baptized church of Article 5 (right) participate in the Lord’s Supper,
church activities and can have the right to vote and be elected.
Session activities congregation Article 6 (preparation) ① the
preparation of textbooks needed for those activities you want to be church members and ministers in charge of education shall select the
means of the Confession of Faith (2) of the preceding paragraph, education, the responsibility of the church, the Presbyterian Church (USA)
session meeting of faith and the church office organization and must include provisions
shall determine the necessary training period . However, depending on the subjects of education, the training period can otherwise (
3) who shall be for educational activities congregation.
Infants baptized at least 16 years of age factor
. 16 years of age or older who is not baptized as a party
. Tinnitus manual or other members of the church Confession submitted
. Who can not submit the tinnitus anytime confirmation or other members of the church’s Confession
Article 7 (congregation) Ineligibility session
disqualified and the congregation of the church in any of the following cases, the name should be removed Christians from the list.
1 Tinnitus manual request Tinnitus documents
issued after the church between the members of the church yimyeonghae church members to move to other churches
. Congregation formal tinnitus without other jurisdiction in the church belonging to the Church or
. Non-Residential Christians remain an inactive member of the church listings on more than one year in
four. Church death case
. Church members, church expunging his name from the list to request case
. Session inactivity pastoral attention for more than one year have been made to the church and
church members did not recover activity
Article 8 (exemption) for the lottery of the church activities as a church congregation left
again within 2 years neophyte Christians in accordance with the resolutions of the session being exempt from Article 6 paragraph 2 training
activities, the church can be.
Article 9 (congregation for education and training) session
and church members to help grow and maintain a healthy faith life rubbing system
level of faith diversified by developing a training plan , subject by appropriate education and training to be carried out is .
Congregation of Article 10 (Management) session shall carry out the following subparagraphs.
1 List according to the classification of the congregation, record and maintain
2. Involvement activities and monitoring and evaluation for the church in the ministry of the church
. Congregation listings at least once a year, after reviewing the
exhortation for Christians This persuasion as it deems necessary
Chapter 3. Employees and
Article 11 (the name of my staff and qualifications) (1) my staff 09 my staff, elders, deacons, deaconess
, and temporary employees as a deacon frost is.
those who are called to the office of one man and one woman marriage ive signed a covenant of fidelity to live celibate chastity. To deny it to those who can not be ordained as a deacon or elder or pastor or ministry granted.
Article 12 (ruling elders and the maintenance of the number of employees) ① The session activities 1 per 30 church members, Pastor Deacons activity 20 1 per congregation, the church every 15 women activities based on the seymour winding
my staff to
② in Chapter 3 shall endeavor to maintain the prescribed age is calculated based on the Seymour year based on January 1,.
Section 1 09 employees
Section 1 The Reverend
Article 13 (clerkship clinical sensitive) ministers in charge of title shall be defined as follows:
Presbytery approved pastor inviting as a minister of Word and Sacrament, and the Joint Committee approved pastor
Approved by the presbytery as pastor and an associate pastor of the consultation session, under the instructions of the pastor, the Joint Commission has been approved as a minister of Word and Sacrament inviting pastors. However, the next senior pastor inviting a pastor or verb can not be
Pastoral relationship of pastor shared ministry within the church as a pastor or associate pastor of eligibility to be resolved when verb consistory of pastors agree with the approval of the Presbytery pastor under Senior Pastor can be
Ministers appointed pastor for more than two years and less than four years tenure in the Word and administer the sacraments. Appointed pastor of the congregational meeting among the ministers appointed by the ministerial committee of the Presbytery Pastor wiwonhoeeul configuration recommended by inviting elected. In this case, the inauguration of the pastor by the Presbytery and the elder boards
Elected as Senior Pastor after receiving the approval of the Presbytery of the Advisory Committee of the Presbytery Pastoral and Congregational Senior Pastor retired pastor or associate pastor, and the church was touched by the love and grace continue to maintain the relationship of Fame and when you want that you can 6. Temporary pastor pastor or associate pastor of the outgoing announcement, outgoing date if you are sure the session in consultation with the ministry of the Presbytery Committee by temporarily appointed as a minister its designation as interim senior pastor, Pastor verb temporary, temporary associate pastor. However, in this case you can be the next permanent or appointed pastor inviting None
Article 14 (elected) ① pastor and associate pastor of activities
plurality vote of a majority of the voters attend church more than a fifth of its present church is
the pastor or associate pastor of elected follow the following procedures.
1 Convened announcement calling for the elected members of the co-Congress and calling committee elected
. Calling presbytery ministry (Commission) and the Commission, in consultation inviting proposal submitted to the session
. Convene a joint parliamentary session by inviting eyes resolution
. Session to submit a resolution inviting the Presbytery and the Presbytery approve it
. Calling elected candidates are calling on Congress and co-signed for the inviting party in voting conducted after
6. Review Presbytery of inviting conditions
. Pastor’s inaugural
Article 15 (light) Seymour pastor of the pastor, an associate pastor and pastor of the verb Seymour retirement at age 65.
Section 2 The Elders
Shall perform the following characters in the leadership, discipline can chirigwon, one of the provisions Article 16 (duties of elders) ① Elder
. To encourage a pastor with the congregation to worship and serve God
. Updated to allow each of the members of the church within the church, his mission and missional training
. Congregation atria and comfort and care
② , and to develop the ability to teach the Bible Presbyterian organization omnipresent, ministry chapter on retirement at 70.
Flawless character leadership, dedication and good judgment, and ability to Article 17 (Presbyterian faith and eligibility) 5 years after the church activities and Timothy, Chapter 3, Section 1 to Section 7
Elder Elders of Article 18 (sensitive)
can be distinguished, depending on the title on jikim as follows: 1
Elder boards as a voice in the session, as elders are elected by the Parliament from the ruling elders and co-Seymour voting rights, as referred to in
Elder boards Although not the end of the period closed Presbyterian Pastor to the ministry staff who Tinnitus or confirmation church attendance activity for more than six months into the session and submit a partner as
-time workers from other churches had elders appointed as elders party. And officers during a voice session at the invitation of the event
Session of commitment in order to preserve the honor for 65 years of age or older, retired Presbyterian elders who were nominated to the retired elders
Elders as elders elders serve as church elders elders over 20 years of activity, after 65 years of age or older, and want to preserve the honor of a joint resolution of the Congress, bolting
Article 19, the term of office of the ruling elders (and retirement) ① The term of office of the Presbyterian Pastor within three years.
reappointed only one car, but it can be reappointed at the end of the term, since one year
② the ruling elders of the retirement age to 65 years.
Article 19 Article 20 (Seymour period) the calculation of the period of the Litter Kick Litter-time employees from the date
immediately preceding the date of Elder-time employees, as. However, the fiscal year shall not exceed the
That corresponds to each of the following (21) qualified candidate of the ruling elders and ruling elders should be.
1 Seymour period ends or closed party
. A deacon ordained as a deacon for more than three years
. Seymour those who have Accredited if it is over the age of 40 or 64 years old or less, who just under the age of 62 characters
. Presbyterian ordination in the PCUSA denomination and submit a tinnitus after attendance or other activities congregation for more than one year are ordained elders in the denomination submit a tinnitus after more than two years active congregation attendance characters
5. Church activities again, and then move to other churches with the office of elder self-Embraced by more than one year elapsed
Article 22 (elders) the election of ruling elders of a joint in Parliament in a secret ballot election.
Article 23 (of elected elders) ① activities
of church attendance more than a fifth of the voters attend church more than two thirds of the plurality vote shall be elected by plurality vote
if the person is not voting results Nominating Committee nominating candidates re-elected
reelection can be carried out by them. If re-elected even when blood elect
does not re-elected until the next joint meeting of City
③ If a tie in a second referendum in the event of a tie, a tie to hold another referendum and
when the blood does not elect the deemed
Article 24 (ruling elder elect-time employees accept, etc.) 1 session
conducted by the elders to the self pitaek a period of time necessary to perform the position ‘s educational and their personal faith,
doctrine is implied in the Constitution, political, rules of discipline, title ② referred to in paragraph (1) on duty and about
to take the exam should be
in self-test to fail if the session Nominating Committee
shall be reported to the Nominating Committee to fill a vacancy in the background on
a joint parliamentary candidates recommended should be .
Elders on rough pitaek Article 25 (the laying on of hands and ordination) of Article 23 and Article 24, the process
follows the Book of Order, G-14.0206 ,14-0207 ,14-0209 for the ordination and the ordination of procedures. Separately prescribed
in accordance with the resolutions of the session If you do not receive the laying on of hands, blood elect to unavoidable reasons, we decided to pause
pause-time workers can be ordained and
Third tube butler
), Article 26 (duties of a deacon deacon’s duties shall be as follows: 1.
1 Needy patients with Chinese characters, bottles, lonely, caring for his plight
. Donations of church members and bee venom, under the guidance of the session, the Bible and lead the congregation in worship through the intercession helping the offering of the Lord’s Supper
. That matches the special challenges and the responsibilities of the office entrusted session from
Activities congregation as deacon of Article 27 (Qualification) flawlessly after three years and 30 years of age or older characters
Timothy 3:8 corresponds to section 13 that corresponds to each of the following characters to be
1. Seymour at the end of the term of planned or closed party
. Party frost deacons to serve for more than two years
. A deacon ordained in the PCUSA denomination and tinnitus or confirmation after you submit your church attendance for more than one year activities or other denominational ordained deacon from receives Tinnitus documents submitted after two years or more activities church attendance characters
4. Church activities with the office of deacon, and then move to other churches Embraced by more than one year elapsed
Session on Tinnitus or other Article 28 (co-deacons) in the church as an ordained deacon
who attend at least six months to submit the confirmation of the session appointed co-deacons can. Members and officers eongwon home communities and with the permission of the session, however, co-deacons can serve.
) ① of Article 29 (Seymour butler’s tenure and retirement, Seymour butler’s term of office shall be three (3) years.
reappointed only one car, but it can be reappointed at the end of the term
shall be one year since the absence
② deacon of Seymour retirement the 65 years.
Article 20 shall apply mutatis mutandis to Article 30 of the period (period) Seymour Seymour calculation.
Article 31 (Provisions) and deacons on the election, time employees,
shall apply, mutatis mutandis, except that special provisions about the laying on of hands and ordination from the tube, the second tube elder . accept However, Article 23 Paragraph 1 term “majority” as “2/3″.
The fourth tube winding
Session of the deaconess of Article 32 (duties), depending on the map, the needy and atrial and tribulation, who was cut
up and the virtues of the Church to establish the faithful
care disease and was difficult to cut and soft.
Article 33 (deaconess of qualifications) blameless activities congregation after five years and 50 years of age or older
as women frost the characters are more than two years, which served as a deacon. However, the
activity for more than one year to hold a position as a deaconess who had received other churches in Seymour congregation attendance be.
Article 34 (Seymour period deaconess) retirement retirement age
retirement and Seymour 65 days from the time workers .
election, elected, Article 35 (Provisions) about winding-time employees accept in a
special tube except that the provisions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the second tube elders
Article 23 term “2/3″ “majority” Lohan.
Section 2 temporary my staff first deacon frost tube
Article 36 (duties and tenure) ① frost butler’s duties
are the duties of a deacon junhamyeo The term of office of one year.
Timothy 3:8 and Article 37, Section 10 applicable to the corresponding
characters in the session shall be appointed as a deacon frost.
Article 37 (qualified) over the age of 20 attend at least one year letter of good standing as church activities. appointed as a deacon
Tinnitus serve as deacons from other churches frost and submit a
frost after more than six months for attendance can be is
Section 3 employees
Section 1 The part-time pastor and evangelist
Article 38 (Duties) session, depending on the circumstances of the Church, shall perform the duties assigned.
Article 39 (hiring and tenure), tenure of one year, and annually session shall determine whether the recruitment
, hiring from the date of the end of the year, if employed during the year.
Article 40 (Qualification) ① other denomination’s ministers can be appointed as a part-time pastor
seminarians and seminary graduates characters enough education ministry in the process of completing
high appointed evangelist who prescribed career in can .
Second pipe part-time conductor, accompanist, clerical staff, and administration
Article 41 (Job) session, depending on the circumstances of the Church, shall perform the duties assigned.
Article 42 (Term of Office), Article 39 shall apply mutatis mutandis.
Article 43 (Qualification) appointed
as part-time conductor, accompanist, clerical staff, Concierge with specialized knowledge for each office to engage in a healthy faith life characters who
Section 4 the relationship resolved
Of the pastoral relationship between Article 44 (elimination of senior pastoral relationship), the pastor, associate pastor, and the church
can be resolved by the Presbytery. Accept or reject the
Book of Order,
G 14.0600 according to a joint Congress requested or the request of the procedures for resolving relationships initiated by the request of the pastor or church or presbytery shall Article 45 resignation of employees (Article 09) elder, deacon, deaconess when the reason for any of the following cases, with the consent of the consistory consistory or the house in the community can not resign.
1 When you quit an active congregation
. When you can not fulfill his duty one year change of residence or disability reasons
Section 5 Issues of Teaching destroyed
Membership and not vertical (expulsion) of Article 46 of elders, deacons, ministry of deaconess
corresponds to one of the following subparagraphs when the session
can be terminated and officers of the position to perform its membership and not perpendicular to the expulsion .
1 When the teaching of discarded books written request to the clerk.
Do continue to insist on the days following the session does not recognize when
the And violates any of the provisions set forth in the Book of Order,
or Session of the Gulf Stream, despite disputes that divide the church and
everything. Continue to insist on dogmatic, and ignore the authority of the consistory when
called. Undermining the power of the church, immoral or unethical also doing
Article 47 (outcome measures) Upon termination of the session clerk at the next meeting of the governing body
to register the name deleted from the list of applicable provisions of the Constitution and must be reported and teaching books destroyed
accordingly take separate action.
Chapter 4 tissue
Section 1 co Parliament
Article 48 (membership and privileges) any activity in a congregational member of the congregation and
have the right to vote and be elected.
Article 49 of the Congress of Congress Classification (co) co-separated by the annual congregational meeting and a special congregational meeting.
The way to one of the following subparagraphs of Article 50 (convened way) co-convening of the Congress shall be convened.
1 When you decide that you need from the session
. When you need to decide that the presbytery
. Active member of the church more than a quarter written request when
Article 51 (way conferencing) as co-principle is not open to a divided Congress. However,
for the convenience of the congregation, in conjunction with Part 1, Part 2 Worship time and congregational
church attendance activity is the sum of the Congress in a joint congregational meeting Part 1 and Part 2 Article 55, paragraph 1 the number of terms to be less than the Article 52 (convening announcement) the announcement convening the meeting
to the adjournment of the meeting. except when unavoidable circumstances the meeting continued throughout the two weeks (10 days or longer) shall announcement after the second week convened to Wed is However, the notice to convene the meeting date, time, place, and agenda shall be included.
Article 53 (agenda processing) on the agenda of the following: a congregational vote.
1 Deaconess, elder, deacon, and member of the board of trustees elected
. Pastor or pastor of inviting and related matters
. Pastor conditions change, request, consent, refusal of the pastoral relationship relieve
. The purchase of real estate, mortgage, sale
5. Delegated to a joint parliamentary session on
6. When a waiver request for the requirements of the presbytery
. Reported receiving a session of the New Year business plan
. Deacons of the church, including the reports of several agencies
. Honoraria for pastor or pastor of the adequacy Review
10. Approved budget and settlement of accounts
11. Enactment of the rule, to amend, add, delete, etc., etc. – Article 54 (a quorum) ① a congregational activities should attend church more than a fifth opening session two weeks ago confirmed the meeting referred to in paragraph (1) of the quorum not able to stop when meeting or the adjournment of the proclamation.
Attendance and that
a majority of the members present constitute a quorum under Article 54 of the Article 55 (voting method) 1. resolutions shall be decided b