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CHURCH ORDER

I. INTRODUCTION

ARTICLE 1. Purpose and Division
 

II. OFFICES AND SUPERVISION OF DOCTRINE

ARTICLE 2. The Offices
 

ARTICLE 3. The Calling to Office
  ARTICLE 4. Eligibility for the Ministry
A. ELIGIBILITY
Only those shall be called to the office of minister of the Word who B. DECLARED ELIGIBLE
Only those shall be declared eligible for call within the Churches who C. CALLING TWICE
For a second call to the same minister in the same vacancy the approval
of classis shall be required.

D. COUNSELLOR
When a vacant Church extends a call, the advice of the counsellor shall
be asked.

ARTICLE 5. Ordination and Installation of Ministers of the Word
A. Regarding those who have not served in the ministry before, the following shall be observed:

B. Regarding those who are serving in the ministry the following shall be
observed:
They shall be installed after classis has approved the call.
For this approbation as well as for the installation the minister shall show good testimonials concerning his doctrine and conduct, together with a declaration from the consistory with the deacons and from classis that he has been honourably discharged from his service in that Church and classis, or from the Church only, in case be remains within the same classis.

C. For the classical approbation of a call of those who are serving in one of the Churches with which the Canadian Reformed Churches maintain a sister-Church relationship a colloquium shall be required which will deal especially with the doctrine and polity of the Canadian Reformed Churches.

D. For the classical approbation of a call shall further be required a declaration by the calling Church that the proper announcements have been made and that (he congregation has given its approval to the call.

ARTICLE 6. Bound to a Church
 

ARTICLE 7. Recent Converts
  ARTICLE 8. Exceptional Gifts ARTICLE 9. From One Church to Another ARTICLE 10. Proper Support
  ARTICLE 11. Dismissal
  ARTICLE 12. Bound for Life
  ARTICLE 13. Retirement of Ministers
  ARTICLE 14. Temporary Release
  ARTICLE 15. Preaching in Other Places
  ARTICLE 16. The Office of Ministers of the Word ARTICLE 17. Equality among the Ministers of the Word
  ARTICLE 18. Missionaries ARTICLE 19. Training for the Ministry
  ARTICLE 20. Students of Theology
  ARTICLE 21. An Edifying Word
  ARTICLE 22. The Office of Elder
  ARTICLE 23. The Office of Deacon ARTICLE 24. Term of Office
  ARTICLE 25. Equality to Be Maintained ARTICLE 26. Subscription to the Confession
  ARTICLE 27. False Doctrine
  ARTICLE 28. Civil Authorities