Each pastor in the PCA has vowed to carry out all the duties of a pastor (BCO 21-5). Such duties include being involved in the courts of the church. Churchmen do not sit on the sidelines grumbling about the state of the church. They actively do the work of the church in the courts of the church. They are well-versed in the fundamentals of parliamentary procedure, well-read in the materials for discussion, well-mannered in their public disposition, and well-guarded with the use of their tongue.