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Year of Leader Formation: Investing in Ruling Elders and Deacons

Year of Leader Formation - Webinars

 

During the Year of Leader Formation, ruling elders and deacons will have an opportunity to join together in three webinars. 

Leader Formation - September 2021 Promo - Deacon Ministries - Deadline to Register is September 8, 2021

Year of Leader Formation: Investing in Ruling Elders and Deacons
Deacon Ministries – A Webinar
September 16, 2021; 7:00 - 8:30 pm (EDT) 
Registration for the live event is now closed.  The recording will be available 

According to our PC(USA) Book of Order, “the ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service . . .” The ways that this ministry is lived out varies from one congregation to another, depending on culture, context, and needs of the church and broader community. In this third webinar of The Year of Leader Formation series, join a panel of deacons, pastors, and ruling elders in exploring this vital ordered ministry of the church. You will have an opportunity to hear about the ways that the gifts and skills of deacons are used within congregational ministries, community impacts of deacon ministries, and the connection between discipleship and deacons. There will be an opportunity for questions, answers, and further exploration of the way God is moving through the deacons of the PC(USA).

This event is provided for free for participants and is funded through your per capita dollars. It does not come without cost, however. Knowing the diversity of language within the PC(USA), this webinar will be provided in several languages with interpretation based on requests made through the registration process. As a result, there is a registration deadline of September 8, 2021, in order to be able to have time to arrange for those services. This event will be recorded and will be available in English following the event. 

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Year of Leader Formation: Investing in Ruling Elders and Deacons
Parliamentary Procedure for Leaders – A Webinar
July 14, 2021; 7-8:30 pm (eastern) 

View the recording of the webinar in full screen here.  

 

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PC(USA) ruling elders and deacons have responsibilities as leaders in Christ’s church. Whether you serve as a moderator or as a participant, your call will involve meetings conducted by parliamentary procedure – usually Robert’s Rules of Order. Most Presbyterians have learned about parliamentary procedure through observation during meetings; during this Year of Leader Formation webinar, you can expect to learn more about the theological connections between parliamentary procedure and our Book of Order and gain skills to help you participate more confidently and effectively. You will have an opportunity during the registration process to name questions you would like to see addressed.

The webinar will be led by Associate Stated Clerk Tricia Dykers-Koenig, who served as parliamentarian for the online 224th General Assembly (2020). Tricia is Associate Director for Mid Council Relations in the Office of the General Assembly, a minister member of the Presbytery of the Western Reserve, and a Registered Parliamentarian.

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Year of Leader Formation: Investing in Ruling Elders and Deacons
Discovering our Gifts – A Webinar
April 14, 2021; 7-8:30 pm (eastern)

View the recording of the webinar in full screen here.  
 

God has gifted each of us with a variety of skills, interests, and talents. As those called to leadership in the church, particularly to the ministries of ruling elder and deacon, many of those gifts are called upon in a variety of ways. Take time to explore and discover your own talents, how they can be used to form effective teams, and ways that we work together in community as God’s children. During this Year of Leader Formation webinar, you can expect to search within yourself while also being introduced to some tools to use in your own congregation.

 

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