The presbytery’s Permanent Judicial Commission is the ecclesiastical court given the authority to carry out the principles of church discipline within the presbytery.

Book of Order Mandate

The Principles of Church Discipline (D-1.0000): “…the purpose of discipline is to honor God by making clear the significance of membership in the body of Christ; to preserve the purity of the church by nourishing the individual within the life of the believing community; to correct or restrain wrongdoing in order to bring members to repentance and restoration; to restore the unity of the church by removing the causes of discord and division; and to secure the just, speedy, and economical determination of proceedings.”