For Further Study

Scripture passages

a)    Acts 15:1–29; 16:4

b)    Ephesians 4:1–13

c)    Colossians 3:1–17

d)    1 John 4:18–21

e)    2 Timothy 3:14–4:5


The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

a)    “A Brief Statement of Faith,” Book of Confessions, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Section 11.4.

b)    “The Foundations of Presbyterian Polity,” particularly Section F-3.0202.

c)    “The Form of Government,” particularly sections G-2.0301 (“Ruling Elder Defined”) and G-3.0201 (“Composition and Responsibilities”).

d)    “Directory for Worship,” particularly Sections W-2.0303 (“Ruling Elders”) and W-4.0301 (“Acts of Christian Service”).