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Decently and in order

Decently and in order

Even though it doesn’t appear in the Book of Order — I looked — perhaps there’s no phrase, for better or worse, that sums up Presbyterianism than “decently and in order.” If something exists in our life together, we Presbyterians have a committee and — if we’re really on our game — an acronym for it. However, there’s an important reason for our fascination with process and structure: We value shared governance.

‘Decently and in order’

When working together in community, Presbyterians are urged to empower everyone to use their gifts fully and constructively.