IS THERE JUSTICE IN THE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST?

November 25, 2013

COMPOSTION AND CRITERIA OF COGIC JUDICIARY BOARD: (Who is qualified)

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Here is the text found in  ARTICLE VIII of the CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, INC. Constitution.  When the word “shall” is used, it indicates a mandate.  There are no choices, there are no other options.  I have placed the items in bold print that pertain to those who are qualified to be the Ecclesiastical (Board of Bishops) representative and who is qualified to be the Ministerial  (General Council of Pastors and Elders) representative.

Click on the manual cover to view ARTICLE VIII in its entirety.

(Excerpt taken from the Judiciary Board Manual)

ARTICLE VIII – JUDICIARY BOARD

There shall be established a Judiciary Board for the Church of God in Christ, Incorporated. The Judiciary Board shall be both an ecclesiastical and appellate court.

COMPOSITION and CRITERIA

The Judiciary Board shall be composed of nine (9) members designated in three (3) categories: episcopal, ministerial, and general.  Three (3) members shall be jurisdictional bishops (episcopal), three (3) members shall be elders other than bishops (ministerial), and three (3) members shall be from the church at large (general).  Each member shall be at least forty-five years of age and an active member of the Church of God in Christ for not less than twenty (20) successive years, a person of mature judgment, proven ability, integrity and knowledgeable in Church of God in Christ constitutional matters.

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