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The
 

CREED, RITUAL

 
and
 

DISCIPLINE

 
of the
 

Evangelical Congregational Church

 
As Amended and Adopted by
The National Conference
Edition of 2008
 
 
 CONTENTS   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
INTRODUCTION TO THE DISCIPLINE   (PDF Format)  (WORD Format)
Preface
The Lord's Prayer
The Apostle's Creed
Historical Statement
 
PART ONE: The Creed   (PDF Format)  (WORD Format)
Chapter I - Articles of Faith
Chapter II - Christian Perfection
Chapter III - Christian Practice
        Spiritual Standards
        Moral Standards
        Social Standards

 
PART TWO: The Ritual   (PDF Format)  (WORD Format)
Chapter I - The Sacraments 
        Baptism of Infants
        Baptism of (Believer) Adults
        Holy Communion
Ordination of Elders
Ordination of Those in the Alternatives to Pastoral Ministry Track
Commissioning of Full-time and Short-Term Missionaries
Consecration of a Bishop

 
PART THREE: The Congregation  (PDF Format)  (WORD Format)
        Membership
        Responsibility of Affiliation
        Congregational Meetings    
        Property
        Local Conference
        Lay Delegate
        Pastoral Relations Committee

 
PART FOUR: The Conferences and Districts  (PDF Format)  (WORD Format)
Chapter I - National Conference
Chapter II - National Ministry Team of the National Conference
Chapter III - Mission Conference
Chapter IV - TEACH International
Chapter VI - Districts

 
PART FIVE: The Ministry  (PDF Format)  (WORD Format)
Chapter I - Ministerial Qualifications and Work
Chapter II - Classification of Ministers

 
PART SIX: Conflict Resolution & Redemptive Church Discipline
                                                    (PDF Format) (WORD Format)
Introduction
Chapter I – Formal Discipline of Lay Members
Chapter II – Discipline of Ministers
Chapter III – Discipline of a Bishop
Chapter IV - Jurisdiction and Evidence 

 
PART SEVEN: National Conference Commissions and Affiliates
                                                   (PDF Format)  (WORD Format)
Chapter I - National Conference       
       Cabinet
       Commissions
Chapter II - Board of Trustees of the Evangelical Theological Seminary
Chapter III – New Dawn Christian Community Services, Inc.
Chapter IV - The Benefits Corporation
Chapter V - Board of Trustees of the Historical Society

 
PART EIGHT: Amendments to the Discipline  (PDF Format)  (WORD Format)
 
Appendix A: Charters  (PDF Format)  (WORD Format)
General Conference
Evangelical School of Theology
Historical Society
Board of Pensions
Evangelical Congregational Church Retirement Village
Twin Pines