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)
Exciting New Resources for Ruling Elders
The Presbyterian Outlook recently published an issue that includes articles related to officer training. Read the “10 Things Ruling Elders Should Know.” In addition, resources and presentations from several ruling elder workshops at the recent Big Tent event in Knoxville, TN will soon be posted here as well.
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)
사역 장로들은 교역 장로들과 협력하도록 사역으로 부름을 받는다. 이러한 부르심 안에서, 사역 장로들은 교회 생활의 여러 영역들에서 책임을 갖는다. 여기에는 리더십 발휘, 다스림, 영적 분별, 영적 훈련과 같은 것들이 포함된다. 이 시리즈는 이러한 특정한 책임들을 부각시키면서, 또한 그러한 책임있는 삶을 어떻게 살아갈 수 있는지를 음미해 볼 수 있는 기회들을 제공해 줄 것이다.
Con Respecto a los/as Ancianos/as Gobernantes: Una serie mensual para servir con fervor
Los/as Ancianos/as gobernantes son llamados al ministerio en colaboración con los/as ancianos/as docentes. Dentro de esta vocación, los/as ancianos/as gobernantes tienen responsabilidades en varias áreas en la vida de la iglesia, incluyendo el ejercicio de liderazgo, la gobernanza, el discernimiento espiritual y la disciplina. Esta serie busca elevar las responsabilidades específicas al mismo tiempo proporcionar una oportunidad para reflexionar sobre la forma en que se viven.
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News & Statements
August 15, 2015
<한국의> Henry Martin Robert (1837-1923) was an engineer who retired from the U.S. Army as a brigadier general. Gen. Robert was asked – unexpectedly – to preside over a meeting, and did not know how, but felt it would be worse to refuse. The meeting “… lasted for fourteen hours…” and Robert said, “My embarrassment was supreme. I plunged in, trusting to Providence that the assembly would behave itself. . . . [and] the determination that I would never attend another meeting until I knew something of . . . parliamentary law.”
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Ruling Elder Ministries is a new focus of the Office of General Assembly with the vision of providing support and training to the office of Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).