Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Quick Hit: AI about Dismissal

I have had a number of folks ask about the three-fold criteria governing dismissal in general from the Presbyterian Church (USA).  I have had little luck tracking down that little documentary gem, until today.  If you are hunting, enjoy it in its official form here.
For helpful reference, the citations of G-15.0203a, b are now re-written and found in similar form in G-5.05c.
As one might expect, Anderson and Bagby are resurrected again.  The actions of predecessor denominations has always seemed dubious to me regarding the actions of the current denominational iteration, but I will leave that to you to decide.
At any rate, this should be helpful for anyone who is considering the matter of criteria for dismissal from the presbytery's perspective.