The Congregational Way; A Hand-Book of Congregational Principles and Practices

The Congregational Way; A Hand-Book of Congregational Principles and Practices

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...see Chapter XI. then, away from the audience, like any by Itself other jury, it may discuss the matters before it, take vote as to its decision and carry on the case to a conclusion. When its decision is reached, if it needs to be committed to writing, a committee is appointed to draw up the result. This is amended if need be and finally adopted by the council. The open session is then resumed and the Result of Council is read to the assembled congregation. As soon as a council has completed the busiDissolution ness, or exPressed in the result its advice on the matter which was submitted to it in the letter missive, it should by vote dissolve. It does not adjourn, which naturally suggests that it is to meet again at some other time or place. It may take recess when needed. A council can only be kept alive by adjourning to a certain time and place, to be assembled at the call of certain officers for the completion of business on which it is not prepared to take final action at the time of its first session. In councils to ordain, or install, the council proceeds with, or declines to do, what it has been asked to do. But a council for advice performs Council no definite act-I onty gives fraternal advice. This in all cases should be presented to the church for its acceptance by vote through the committee instructed to call the council. If the advice is wise, and the acceptance is hearty, the doubts will usually be cleared away and the troubles removed. But it is all incomplete without such a vote., - C, r No church is, however, bound to accept the advice even for which it has asked. The arbitration is not accompanied with a promise to accept the result-The rejection of the advice does not even destroy fellowship with the advising churches. It...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492382
  • 9781236492388