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 Elder Luncheon at the 222nd General Assembly
The Ruling Elder Luncheon: Spiritual Leadership in Work and World will take place as a part of the 222nd General Assembly this summer in Portland, OR. This luncheon, on June 22 from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, will celebrate the office and build leader connections. Our time together will be guided by a panel of ruling elders with a variety of experiences. Destini Hodges, an avid community activist who serves as vice president of Harrisburg Hope; Therese Howell, Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee; and Vincent Thomas, Interim Customized Training Representative at Minneapolis Community and Technical College will provide their insights about the connections between faith, work, and ministry.
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
May 16, 2016
<한국의> <Espaňol> In my work as hospice chaplain, I often ask my patients and their caregivers to tell me about their circle of support; those people who are helping them get through this extremely difficult and profound time in their lives. They often talk about their faith in God, family members, and close friends, but rarely the members of their church. Sometimes I’ll specifically ask them to tell me how their faith community is supporting them.
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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.).
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