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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News & Statements
Feb 16, 2016
<한국의> <Espaňol> The Book of Order calls ordained deacons to a ministry of “compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the ...
Jan 15, 2016
<한국의> <Espaňol> Growing up just outside of Chicago, I was, and remain today, an avid Chicago Cubs fan. I learned early on that living around me there were two types of baseball ...
Dec 15, 2015
<한국의> <Espaňol> Back in the days when circuses traveled the land, there was a strongman as one of the sideshow acts that would demonstrate his power before a large audience. Toward ...
Nov 16, 2015
<한국의> <Espaňol> Let’s say that in the midst of a meeting of First Presbyterian Church’s board of trustees, the conversation has become “energized” as the group comes to an agreement about ...
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