Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) HIVa.

Christian Discipline

Discipline of Office-Bearers

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 83

Christian Discipline

Discipline of Office-Bearers

Article
83

Special Discipline of Office-Bearers

Special discipline shall be applied to office-bearers if they violate the form of subscription, are guilty of neglect or abuse of office or in any other way seriously deviate from sound doctrine and godly conduct.

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 84

Christian Discipline

Discipline of Office-Bearers

Article
84

Concurrence of Suspension from Nearest Session

Suspension from office shall ordinarily precede deposition and shall be imposed by the session only with concurrence of the session of the nearest church in the same presbytery.

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 85

Christian Discipline

Discipline of Office-Bearers

Article
85

Deposition with Concurrence of Presbytery

If the suspended office-bearer does not give heed to repeated admonition and rebuke on the part of both the session and the presbytery, the session shall depose him with the concurrence of presbytery.

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 86

Discipline of Office-bearers

Article
86

Deposition of a Minister

In case of a minister such a deposition shall not take place without the consent of presbytery and all the synodical examiners.

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 87

Christian Discipline

Discipline of Office-Bearers

Article
87

Suspension Lifted upon Repentance

The suspension of an office-bearer shall be lifted either upon sufficient evidence of repentance or by successful appeal.

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 88

Discipline of Office-bearers

Article
88

Prerogative of Assembly

The lifting of suspension upon sufficient evidence of repentance is the prerogative of the assembly which imposed the suspension.

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 89

Discipline of Office-bearers

Article
89

Restoration of Deposed Office-Bearer

A deposed office-bearer shall not be restored unless he gives sufficient evidence of repentance and it be evident that this restoration will be for the good of the church.

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 90

Christian Discipline

Discipline of Office-Bearers

Article
90

Censura Morum

Office-bearers shall, before the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, exercise Christian censure (censura morum) among themselves and in a brotherly spirit admonish one another with regard to the discharge of their office.