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  • Regarding: Ruling Elders

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    A Resource for Serving Faithfully

    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). They 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 resource seeks to lift up the specific responsibilities of ruling elders while also providing an opportunity to reflect upon how they are lived out. It also seeks to nurture the spiritual life of those serving in this role through devotional pieces, descriptions of spiritual practices, and other resources for growing as spiritual leaders.

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    A searchable index of all "re: Ruling Elders" articles and an online forum for posting comments and questions.

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  • Coming Alive in Christ

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  • "Spiritual Leaders" series by Joan Gray

    A 12-article series by the author of Spiritual Leadership for Church Officers and Sailboat Church

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  • "Spiritual Leaders" series by Diana Nishita Cheifetz

    A 12-article series by an experienced pastor and spiritual director

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  • "Relationships" series

    Articles exploring how ruling elders share in the work of ministry with other congregational leaders

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  • "Discernment" series

    The responsibilities of ruling elders include providing “leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline” (G-2.0301).

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  • "Structure and Polity" series

    Ruling elders may be elected to share in the governance of the church at all levels, from the congregation through the higher councils.

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  • Helpful Resources

    These pages provide links to resources and training materials relevant to the ministry of ruling elders.

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