Session Records Review
The presbytery has delegated its responsibility for conducting an annual general review of sessions to the Committee on Church Order (COCO). To accomplish its task, COCO conducts session records reviews several times a year at various locations throughout the presbytery. COCO uses a Session Records Checklist (links at left) to evaluate the records.
G-3.0204 Minutes and Records
Minutes of the session shall be subject to the provisions of G-3.0107. They shall contain the minutes of all meetings of the congregation and all joint meetings with deacons and trustees.
Each session shall maintain the following roll and registers:
a. Membership Roll
There shall be rolls of baptized, active, and affiliate members in accordance with G-1.0401, G-1.0402 and G-1.0403. The session shall delete names from the roll of the congregation upon the member’s death, admission to membership in another congregation or presbytery, or renunciation of jurisdiction. The session may delete names from the roll of
the congregation when a member so requests, or has moved or otherwise ceased to participate actively in the work and worship of the congregation for a period of two years. The session shall seek to restore members to active participation and shall provide written notice before deleting names due to member inactivity.
There shall be registers of baptisms authorized by the session, of ruling elders and deacons, of installed pastors with dates of service, and such other registers as the session may deem necessary.