Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) HIIb.

Assemblies of the Church

Presbytery

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 45

Assemblies of the Church

Presbytery

Article
45

Constituency of Presbytery

The presbytery meetings shall consist of neighbouring churches that respectively delegate, with proper credentials, at least two office-bearers (ordinarily a minister and an elder) to meet at such time and place as was determined at the previous presbytery meeting.

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 46

Assemblies of the Church

Presbytery

Article
46

Regularity of Meetings

Presbytery meetings shall ordinarily be held at least once in four months.

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 47

Assemblies of the Church

Presbytery

Article
47

The Task of Presbytery

At least annually the moderator shall present the following questions to the delegates of each church:
1. Are the session meetings regularly held in your church and are they held according to the needs of the congregation?
2. Are all the office-bearers individually and collectively striving earnestly to serve the congregation?
3. Is church discipline faithfully exercised?
4. Does the session diligently promote the cause of Christian education (including Christian day schools)?
5. Does the session diligently promote the cause of missions, both at home and abroad?
6. Does the session seek presbytery’s advice on any matter?

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 48

Assemblies of the Church

Presbytery

Article
48

Church Visitation

Presbytery shall make provision for church visitation at least once per year. Each church shall be visited by two elders (one of whom shall ordinarily be a minister). The synodically approved questionnaire shall be followed in general and a report of each visit rendered to presbytery (Acts of Synod 2008, Art. 114).