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  • THE

    BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER

    OF THE

    KOREAN AMERICAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

    KOREAN AMERICAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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    CONTENTS 1. THE CREED.................................................................................................................................................................................... Foreword The Twelve Articles Pledge of Acceptance 2. THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH........................................................................................................................ 3. THE WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM ........................................................................................................................... 4. THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM ......................................................................................................................... 5. THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT .................................................................................................................................................. CHAPTER 1. Preliminary Principles .......................................................................................................................................... Article 1. Liberty of Conscience Article 2. Liberty of the Church Article 3. Church Officers and Their Responsibilities Article 4. Truth and Practice Article 5. The Qualifications of Officers Article 6. The Right to Elect Officers Article 7. Church Power Article 8. Discipline CHAPTER 2. Particular Churches............................................................................................................................................... Article 1. The Organization of a Particular Church Article 2. Classifications of the Church Article 3. Church Assemblies Article 4. The Local Church CHAPTER 3. Church Officers .................................................................................................................................................... Article 1. The Founding Officer Article 2. Perpetual Officers Article 3. Temporary Officers Article 4. Extraordinary Officers CHAPTER 4. Pastors (Teaching Elders) ..................................................................................................................................... Article 1. Definition Article 2. The Qualifications of as Pastor Article 3. The Duties of a Pastor (Teaching Elder) Article 4. The Titles of a Pastor CHAPTER 5. Ruling Elders ........................................................................................................................................................ Article 1. Origin Article 2. Power Article 3. Qualifications Article 4. Duties CHAPTER 6. Deacons................................................................................................................................................................. Article 1. Definition Article 2. Qualifications Article 3. Duties CHAPTER 7. Church Government and Courts ........................................................................................................................... Article 1. The Necessity of Church Government Article 2. The Nature and Jurisdiction of Church Court Article 3. Meetings Article 4. The Power of Courts

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    CHAPTER 8. The Church Session .............................................................................................................................................. Article 1. The Organization of the Church Session Article 2. The Quorum of the Church Session Article 3. The Moderator of the Session Article 4. The Interim Moderator of the Session Article 5. The Duties of the Church Session Article 6. The Power of the Church Session Article 7. The Session Meeting Article 8. Minutes of the Session Article 9. Rosters CHAPTER 9. Presbytery ............................................................................................................................................................. Article 1. General Remarks Article 2. Organization Article 3. Qualifications Article 4. Delegates Article 5. Quorum Article 6. Duties Article 7. The Record of the Presbytery and the Report Thereof Article 8.Various Records the Presbytery Should Keep Article 9. Presbytery Meetings CHAPTER 10. The General Assembly ....................................................................................................................................... Article 1. Definition Article 2. Organization Article 3. Quorum Article 4. Duties Article 5. Powers Article 6. Meetings Article 7. The Opening and Closing of Meetings Article 8. Qualifications for the Delegates Article 9. Travel Expenses for the Delegates CHAPTER 11. The Election and Ordination of Ruling Elders and Deacons.............................................................................. Article 1. The Manner of Election Article 2. Consenting to Installation Article 3. The Order of Installation Article 4. The Term of Office Article 5. Voluntary Leave of Office and Resignation Article 6. Leave of Office and Resignation by Request CHAPTER 12. Candidates for the Gospel Ministry.................................................................................................................... Article 1. Remarks on Training Article 2. Jurisdiction Article 3. Subjects for Examination CHAPTER 13. The Election and Installation of Pastors and Missionaries................................................................................. Article 1. The Qualifications for Ordination Article 2. The Election of a Pastor Article 3. Preparation for a Call Article 4. The Form of a Call Article 5. The Acceptance of a Call Article 6. The Presentation of a Call Article 7. Calling a Pastor from Another Presbytery Article 8. Preparation for Ordination and Installation Article 9. The Ordination Service Article 10. The Installation Service Article 11. A Pastor from Another Denomination CHAPTER 14. The Transfer of Ministers ................................................................................................................................... Article 1. Approval

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    Article 2. Transfer within the Presbytery Article 3. Transfer into and out of Another Presbytery CHAPTER 15. The Dissolution of Pastoral Relations ................................................................................................................ Article 1. Voluntary Dissolution Article 2. Recommended Dissolution Article 3. Voluntary Resignation Article 4. Recommended Resignation Article 5. Leave of Absence CHAPTER 16. Missionaries........................................................................................................................................................ Article 1. Missionaries CHAPTER 17. Moderators and Clerks........................................................................................................................................ Article 1. Moderators Article 2. The Powers of the Moderator Article 3. Clerks Article 4. The Duties of the Clerk CHAPTER 18. The Powers and Responsibilities of Various Agencies of the Church ............................................................... Article 1. Formation Article 2. Management Article 3. Power CHAPTER 19. Meetings ............................................................................................................................................................. Article 1. Congregational Meetings Article 2. Officers’ Meetings Article 3. Joint Officers’ Boards CHAPTER 20. Amending the Constitution................................................................................................................................. 6. CONSTITUTIONAL RULES ......................................................................................................................................................... Article 1. The Formation of an Unorganized Church Article 2. The Duties of Church Members Article 3. The Power of Church Members Article 4. Sunday Worship Services Article 5. The Sacraments Article 6. Elections and Voting in the Church Article 7. Elders at Large Article 8. Deacons at Large Article 9. Kwonchals Article 10. Marriage and Funeral Services Article 11. Laying Hands on the Sick

    Article 12. Records to Preserve 7. THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE......................................................................................................................................................... CHAPTER 1. General Rules........................................................................................................................................................ Article 1. The Meaning of Discipline Article 2. The Purposes of Discipline Article 3. Offenses Article 4. Judicial Cases Article 5. Judicial Cases and Administrative Cases Article 6. The Children of Communicant Members CHAPTER 2. The Complainant and the Accused ....................................................................................................................... CHAPTER 3. The Writ of Complaint and Specifications ........................................................................................................... CHAPTER 4. Ordinary Rules Governing the Trial of Judicial Cases.........................................................................................

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