DEFINITION OF RULING ELDER FROM THE BOOK OF ORDER (G-2.0301)
“As there were in Old Testament times elders for the government of the people, so the New Testament church provided persons with particular gifts to share in discernment of God’s Spirit and governance of God’s people. (continue reading)
Ruling Elders are elected by congregations as “persons of wisdom and maturity of faith, having demonstrated skills in leadership and being compassionate in spirit” (G-2.0301). This series will include devotional pieces, descriptions of spiritual practices, and other resources for growing as spiritual leaders and seeks to nurture the spiritual life of those serving in this role. Read more about this series here.
Ways to Use Regarding Ruling Elders
Articles published as a part of the Regarding Ruling Elders series are meant to benefit ruling elders and other leaders in the church as they serve in ministry throughout the PC(USA). There are many ways these articles might be used. (continue reading)
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Apr 17, 2017
<한국어><Espaňol> When our daughter and son were young, as we tucked them in at night, I would make the sign of the cross on their foreheads. I wanted them to know ...
Apr 5, 2017
Helping ruling elders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) function as spiritual leaders in their congregations is the focus of a series of monthly articles set to premiere in mid-April. Titled Regarding ...
Mar 15, 2017
<한국의><Espaňol> Clive Gregory Guerra was clearly not having a good time. He was struggling in the arms of his mother. Perhaps he sensed her anxiety as they all stood in front ...
Feb 15, 2017
<한국의><Espaňol> The Church is the body of Christ acting in the world as a witness to the gospel of grace. If the Church is to serve as Christ’s faithful evangelist in ...
Jan 17, 2017
<한국의><Espaňol> Margaret’s sitting room is bright and cheerful, and there is the fragrance of fresh muffins in the air. Julia (Margaret’s daughter, a deacon not presently serving) and I have just ...
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