ARTICLE 14 – Dismissal
The consistory with the deacons shall not dismiss a minister from his bond with the congregation without the approval of classis and the concurring advice of the deputies of synod.
ARTICLE 11 – Dismissal
If a minister of the Word is judged unfit and incapable of serving the congregation fruitfully and to its edification, without there being any reason for church discipline, the consistory with the deacons shall not dismiss him from his service within the congregation without the approbation of classis and the concurring advice of the deputies of regional synod, and not without proper arrangements regarding the support of the minister and his family for a reasonable period of time.
If no call is forthcoming in three years, he shall be declared released from his ministerial status by the classis in which he served last.
Op d’ander zijde sal den Kercken-Raedt / als representerende die Ghemeynte / oock ghehouden zijn haere Dienaers van behoorlijcke onderhoudt te versorghen / ende sonder kennisse ende oordeel des Classis niet te verlaten / de welcke oock by ghebreecke van onderhoudt / sal oordeelen of die voorschreven Dienaers te versetten zijn / ofte niet.
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