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Pastoral Advice

Pastoral Advice is Synod’s application of the Scriptures and the Confessions to particular circumstances in the life of the churches. Pastoral Advice expresses the collective wisdom of synod to guide the churches in their pastoral care.
Pastoral Advice should be received with respect. It would be unwise to disregard Pastoral Advice in preaching or writing. It may not however, serve as grounds in matters of discipline.
Pastoral Advice may be appealed as outlined in Church Order Articles 29 and 31

(Regulations for Synodical Procedure, 3.4 and Appendix B).