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Leader Formation: Investing in Ruling Elders and Deacons

Leader Formation - Webinars

 

As ruling elders and deacons serving in local congregations across the denomination, webinars give us an opportunity to gather together virtually and in the presence of other leaders who walk alongside us on this formation journey

Leader Formation: Investing in Ruling Elders and Deacons
Good Stewards of God’s Grace – A Webinar
March 30, 2022; 7:00 – 8:30 pm (eastern)

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“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received” (1 Pet. 4:10). As spiritual leaders in the congregation, deacons and ruling elders have vital gifts to offer in the leadership of worship. This webinar will help to equip ruling elders and deacons for particular roles and responsibilities as worship leaders in a variety of settings, including: the Service for the Lord’s Day; services of ordination, installation, and commissioning; the extended service of communion; and other ministries of compassion and care with those who are sick, homebound, or hospitalized.

This webinar was led by the Rev. Dr. David Gambrell. David is associate for worship in the Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He was an advisory member of the Glory to God (WJKP, 2013) hymnal committee and coordinated the 2017 revision to the PC(USA) Directory for Worship (part of the Book of Order). He is co-editor (with Kimberly Bracken Long) of the latest edition of the Book of Common Worship (WJKP, 2018), author of Presbyterian Worship: Questions and Answers (WJKP, 2019), and editor of the Connections Worship Companion (WJKP, 2021).
 

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During the Year of Leader Formation in 2021, ruling elders and deacons had an opportunity to join together in three webinars. The recordings of these events are found below.

Year of Leader Formation: Investing in Ruling Elders and Deacons
Deacon Ministries – A Webinar
September 16, 2021; 7:00 - 8:30 pm (EDT) 


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, a panel of deacons, pastors, and ruling elders explored this vital ordered ministry of the church. 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. 

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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) 

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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)

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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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