Book of Order

The Book of Order identifies the rules and forms of procedure of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Published by the Office of the Assembly Executive Secretary P O Box 9049, Wellington (September 2006) ISBN 0-908847-57-2

Download the 2016 Book of Order in pdf format

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Conditions of Service Manual

The Conditions of Service Manual guides congregations and presbyteries as they work with ministers and lay employees. It is a supplementary provision to the Book of Order and its contents have the status of regulations.

Supplementary Provisions

Other Supplementary Provisions include additional regulations for mediation, Chapter 6 (ministry development, pastoral resolution committee), Chapter 8 (roll of ministers) Chapter 9 (ministry training and ordination, amorangi transition to nationally ordained ministry,  administration of sacraments), Chapter 10 (stated supply, transition ministry, lay supply, ministry settlement boards, reinstatement to roll of ministers), Chapter 14 (Nominating Committee, election of Assembly Moderator, appointment of Assembly Executive Secretary, youth representatives), Chapter 15 (disciplinary oversight by presbytery, presbytery pastoral resolution committee), Chapter 16 (property & finance).

Book of Order advice

Please contact Heather McKenzie by email or phone 0800 424 872 (0800 4 CHURCH).

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