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The

CREED, RITUAL

and

DISCIPLINE

of the

Evangelical Congregational Church

As Amended and Adopted by
The National Conference
Edition of 2016

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE DISCIPLINE
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Preface
The Lord's Prayer
The Apostles' Creed
Historical Statement

PART ONE: THE CREED
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  • Chapter I:  Articles of Faith
  • Chapter II: Christian Perfection
  • Chapter III: Christian Practice

PART TWO: THE RITUAL
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  • Sacrament of Baptism of Infants
  • Sacrament of Baptism of Adults
  • Sacrament of Holy Communion
  • Ordination of Elders
  • Ordination of those in the Alternative to Pastoral Ministry
  • Commissioning of Full-time and Short-term Missionaries
  • Consecration of a Bishop

PART THREE: THE CONGREGATION
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PART FOUR: THE CONFERENCES AND DISTRICTS
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  • Chapter I : National Conference
  • Chapter II: National Ministry Team of the National Conference
  • Chapter III: Mission Conference
  • Chapter IV: Teach International
  • Chapter V: Districts
PART FIVE: THE MINISTRY
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  • Chapter I: Ministerial Qualifications and Work
  • Chapter II: Classification of Ministers
PART SIX: CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND REDEMPTIVE CHURCH DISCIPLINE
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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
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  • 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: Benefits Corporation
  • Chapter V: Board of Trustees of the Historical Society

PART EIGHT: AMENDMENTS TO THE DISCIPLINE
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APPENDIX A: CHARTERS
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  • General Conference
  • Evangelical School of Theology
  • Historical Society
  • Board of Pensions
  • Evangelical Congregational Church Retirement Village
  • Twin Pines