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Ruling Elders

Ruling Elders

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)

Resources for Ministry
Links to resources for ruling elder training, books on ruling elder ministries, polity materials, and other useful tools are available here.

Celebrating the Call to Serve as a Ruling Elder: Webinar
During her term of service as Co-Moderator of the 223rd (2018) General Assembly, ruling elder Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri travelled throughout the denomination and found much to celebrate and share about the call and the role of ruling elders in the life of the church. Vilmarie served as the speaker of this online gathering as we explored the beauty of the vital service of ruling elders. A recording of the live webinar is available here.

Reformed Theology Webinars
Need a reminder about some of the basics of Reformed Theology or want to be introduced to what it means to be a part of the “Reformed Christian tradition”? Find out more about these free webinars.

Regarding Ruling Elders: A Monthly Series for Serving Faithfully
Ruling elders logoRuling elders are called to ministry in partnership with teaching elders. Within this calling, ruling elders have responsibilities in several areas of the life of the church including exercise in leadership, governance, spiritual discernment, and discipline. This series seeks to lift up the specific responsibilities while also providing an opportunity to reflect upon how they are lived out, including resources that seeks to nurture the spiritual life of leaders. A searchable archive of articles is available at equip.pcusa.org, under “Resources for Ruling Elders”.
 

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

Ruling Elder Network
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