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Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Confederate Reformed Ecangelicals (CRE) Presbytery meets Oct 16-17

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  • Martin
    Yeah, if you re a fan of the New Perspective on Paul, paedocommunion, man-inspired hymns, unlawful confederacies, covenant breaking, etc. Martin ... From:
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      Yeah, if you're a fan of the New Perspective on Paul, paedocommunion,
      man-inspired hymns, unlawful confederacies, covenant breaking, etc.

      Martin

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ebenezer Erskine" <ebenezer_erskine@...>
      To: <covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 1:09 PM
      Subject: [Covenanted Reformation] Confederate Reformed Ecangelicals (CRE)
      Presbytery meets Oct 16-17


      > in Houston, Texas. Inquirers are Invited to attend!
      > Confederate patriots: Whatsamatta U?
      > Can't find a home in other denominations?
      > PCUSA not evangelical, nor Reformed?
      > Don't like PCUSA rule by bishops? (executive presbyters)
      > Don't like PCUSA coddling homosexuals? (they'll follow Episcopal
      > authorization of practicing homosexuals as clergy soon! Heck they're
      > ALREADY THERE! Just not OFFICIALLY authorized yet!)
      > RCA to liberal? too mainline?
      > CRC going down the tubes as well - ordaining women!
      > RPCNA too Theonomic? (too reactionary, accusing brothers of heresy)
      > PCA too liberal?
      > OPC too Yankee?
      > ARPC too geriatric?
      >
      > Have you been victimized by a dysfuncational presbytery that does
      > not follow its own presbyterian form of government in processing
      > conflict?
      >
      > well... there is still hope!!
      >
      > explore the <Links> and especially the folder for the
      > <"Confederacy of Reformed Evangelicals (CRE)">
      >
      > These rebels are making a brand new wineskin!
      >
      > Maybe your group might be interested in aligning with these guys?
      >
      > "The Confederation of Reformed Evangelicals" SUPPORT THE CAUSE! JOIN!
      >
      > FAQS
      > http://www.crepres.org/cre_main/faq.html
      >
      > http://www.crepres.org/
      >
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Covenant_Reformed_Presbyterians/links/C
      > onfederacy_of_Refor_001065193985/
      >
      > HISTORY
      > http://www.crepres.org/cre_main/cre-history-report.html
      >
      > CONSTITUTION
      > http://www.crepres.org/cre_main/constitution.html
      >
      > CRE PRESBYTERY MEETS OCT 16-17 IN HOUSTON TEXAS. COME JOIN US!
      > http://www.crepres.org/cre_main/7th_presbytery_info.html
      >
      > MAP TO MEETING:
      > http://www.crepres.org/map.pdf
      >
      > AGENDA:
      > http://www.crepres.org/cre_main/7th_presbytery_agenda.html
      >
      > NEW BUSINESS BEFORE OCT 16 PRESBYTERY MEETING:
      >
      > D. Proposal for CRE Policy on Mission Church Status - Grace Covenant
      > (Nacogdoches, TX)
      > Purpose:
      > To provide guidelines for the establishment of a relationship
      > between a sponsoring church (i.e., mother church) and a mission work
      > (i.e., daughter church), and to set for the conditions for the
      > particularization of that mission church.
      >
      > Definitions:
      > Mission church: A constituted body of Christians under the oversight
      > of a particularized church whose intent is to establish a new
      > particularized church.
      >
      > Particularized church: A constituted body of Christians who have met
      > all the criteria established by this policy to become a separate
      > church governed by its own session.
      >
      > Procedure:
      > 1. Mission Church: A church shall be considered a mission church of
      > a member CRE church when the following conditions have been met:
      >
      > A constitution has been written to define and govern the mission
      > work.
      > The mother church approves the constitution and doctrinal standards
      > of the mission church (which may or may not be identical to mother
      > church's).
      > The mother church appoints a session pro tempore over the mission
      > church.
      > These actions put the mission church into existence.
      > Under this new constitution and session pro tempore:
      > New members can be received.
      > The mission's constitution may be modified by its own amendment
      > process.
      > New officers may be examined, ordained and installed.
      > 2. The Session:
      >
      > The session pro tempore of the mission church shall be comprised of
      > all or some designated part of the session of the mother church
      > along with any duly elected and installed pastors/elders of the
      > mission church until the rest of the conditions for
      > particularization have been fulfilled.
      > This session pro tempore shall not be the session of the mother
      > church, but only the session of the mission church.
      > Upon the particularization of a church, the pastors/elders from the
      > mother church who had been assigned to serve pro tempore on the
      > mission church's session shall no longer be members of the new
      > session. However, should the new church deem it useful, these former
      > session members may continue to serve in an ex officio capacity for
      > a season.
      > Acts of session pro tempore must be appealed first to the regular
      > session of the mother church, whose acts may in turn be appealed to
      > the CRE, as per constitutional procedure.
      > 3. Conditions for Particularization:
      >
      > The mission church shall have its own constitution and bylaws.
      > The mission church shall be in existence for not less than two
      > years.
      > The mission church shall have at least two pastors/elders, not
      > including pastors/elders of the mother church who have been assigned
      > to serve pro tempore on the mission church's session.
      > The mother church may require other conditions.
      > The session of the mother church has formally acknowledged that
      > conditions for particularization (a-d above) have been met.
      > Presbytery acknowledges that conditions a-e above have been met, and
      > does so by receiving the mission church into presbytery membership.
      > 4. Relationship to the CRE:
      >
      > All mission churches of CRE member churches shall automatically have
      > mission status in the CRE. [NOTE: a new category for the CRE-
      > different from fraternal status.]
      > This mission status may be maintained until the mission is
      > particularized.
      > Once conditions are met for particularization, the mission church
      > shall be eligible for full CRE membership at the next CRE presbytery
      > meeting.
      > As extensions of a member CRE church, all mission churches shall
      > meet the constitutional and doctrinal requirements of the CRE.
      > As extensions of a member CRE church, all mission churches shall
      > have the protection of the CRE courts and other CRE constitutional
      > protections and requirements.
      > 5. Ordination of Teaching and Ruling Elders:
      >
      > As the daughter church is under the oversight of the mother church
      > (a CRE member), all ordination exams shall be conducted under the
      > oversight of the mother church and according to CRE guidelines.
      > The actual ordination and installation of officers shall be
      > conducted under the oversight of the mission church session pro
      > tempore.
      > 6. Termination of Relationship:
      >
      > Termination of the relationship between mother and daughter church
      > can happen in two ways:
      > The daughter church becomes particularized, defined by being
      > received into CRE membership;
      > A unanimous vote of mother church's session to terminate the
      > relationship.
      > 7. Visits:
      >
      > It is recommended that representatives of the mother church visit
      > the mission church on a regular basis (perhaps quarterly), sometimes
      > to conduct meetings or worship, and sometimes to observe.
      > It is also recommended that the mission church cover the expenses of
      > the mother church e.g., travel and honorarium.
      >
      > HATE PRESBYTERY MEETINGS? OUR PRESBYTERY ONLY MEETS ONCE A YEAR!!
      > MINUTES OF 2002 MEETING:
      > http://www.crepres.org/cre_archive/6th_presbytery.html
      >
      >
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