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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Jul 15, 2016
<한국의><Espaňol> When considering the need for a personnel committee, the session should reflect upon the size of the congregation, the session, and the staff. While no longer specified within the Book of ...
Jul 1, 2016
One of the most well-known notions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is our connectionalism. In addition to our connection through our polity and through our commitment to the gospel and ...
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 ...
Apr 14, 2016
<한국의> <Espaňol> When I became a ruling elder, I recall the constitutional questions for ordination and installation that really resonated with me were those that speak to being partners in Christ’s ...
Mar 16, 2016
<한국의> <Espaňol> While growing up in the early sixties, I vividly remember the annual visit made by an elder, a deacon, and sometimes even the pastor. They came waiving the ...
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