As sessions and presbyteries begin to implement the revised Form of Government, including the substitution of G-2.0104b for the obsolete G-6.0106b, the Covenant Network of Presbyterians offers an updated edition of its resource Guidelines for Examination of Church Officers.

From the Introduction:

Examination is a good and faithful practice that contributes to the health and vitality of the church.  It helps to ensure that our officers are well prepared for leadership.  At the same time, it is a wonderful opportunity to affirm the importance of our calling and service; to share the faith and build up the church as we celebrate each other’s journey in it; to acknowledge with gratitude the gifts of those who were elected, and those who are completing periods of service; and to affirm our vital connection as part of the PC(USA).

This paper reviews some of the basic principles that guide our examination of persons who have been elected to office – both when examination is easy and joyful and, on occasion, when it raises more difficult questions that we struggle with in the church.

The pdf file is available here.