Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2009’

2.4 The Classis

SECTION 4. The Classis ARTICLE 76. A Classis consists of the ministers residing within a district designated by the Synod and of the elders delegated by the pastoral charges situated within these limits, and has jurisdiction over said ministers and pastoral charges. ARTICLE 77. A Classis shall embrace at least three pastoral charges and as many ordained ministers. It shall …

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2.3 The Spiritual Council

SECTION 3. The Spiritual Council ARTICLE 70. The Spiritual Council consists of the pastor or pastors and the active elders of a congregation. It has original jurisdiction in matters of discipline except in the case of a Minister of the Word. ARTICLE 71. The pastor shall be President of the Spiritual Council; if the congregation is without a pastor, one …

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2.2 The Consistory

SECTION 2. The Consistory ARTICLE 61. The Consistory is composed of the pastor or pastors and the elders and deacons, and has oversight and government of the congregation and of all its organizations. ARTICLE 62. The pastor shall be President of the Consistory, unless the existing charter provides otherwise. When a charge is without a pastor, or the pastor is …

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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REFORMED CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES PREAMBLE For the maintenance of truth and order in the propagation of Christianity, in accordance with the Word of God, the Reformed Church in the United States ordains this Constitution to be its fundamental law for government, doctrine, worship and work, and declares the same to have binding authority on …

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1.3 Offices

SECTION 3. Offices ARTICLE 15. The Offices of the Reformed Church. 1. The Offices are: I. The Office of Minister of the Word. Students for the Ministry. Licentiates. Ministers of the Word. Teachers of Theology. II. The Office of Elder. III. The Office of Deacon. 2. The officers of the Reformed Church are to be male members who have the …

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