ARTICLE 37 – Consistory and the deacons
Where the number of elders and deacons is small the deacons may be added to the consistory
by local arrangement. This shall invariably be done where there are less than three elders and
less than three deacons. In these circumstances matters pertaining to supervision and discipline
shall be handled with the advice of the deacons and matters pertaining to the office of deacons
with the advice of the elders.
ARTICLE 39 – Consistory and the Deacons
Where the number of elders is small, the deacons may be added to the consistory by local arrangement; this shall invariably be done where the number of elders or the number of deacons is less than three.
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