Ordination not by Congregations nor by Ministers but by Presbyteries "Ordination" explains Westminster, "is the act of a Presbytery…. The power of ordering the whole work of ordination, is in the whole Presbytery…. Whether these Congregations be fixed or not fixed… is indif-ferent as to the point of ordination22….
"It is very re-quisite that no single Congregation that can conveniently associate, do assume to itself all and sole power in ordination…. There is no ex-ample in Scripture that any single Congregation which might conveniently associate, did assume to itself all and sole power in ordination….