re:RE, Regarding Ruling Elders

reRERegarding Ruling Elders: A Monthly Series from the PC(USA) for Serving Faithfully: Ruling 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.

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:

  • Designate one ruling elder or staff person to forward the web link to all ruling elders when new articles are released on the 15th of each month
  • Encourage ruling elders to add their contact information to the Ruling Elder Network to receive a notice when articles are released
  • Use the current month’s article for discussion at the monthly session meeting
  • Compile the articles for use at ruling elder training
  • Post the articles and/or a link to the ruling elder website on the church website
  • Use the articles in a group of teaching elders to spark discussion about ways of assisting ruling elders in that particular part of their ministry role.

Click below to resource re:RE articles:

September 2016: Ruling Elders: Faith & Work

August 2016: Ruling Elders & Prayer

July 2016: Ruling Elders & Personal Matters

June 2016 Ruling Elders & Per Capita

May 2016: Ruling Elders & Pastoral Care

April 2016: Called as Partners in Christ’s Service

March 2016: Ruling Elders & Stewardship

February 2016: Ruling Elders & Deacons

January 2016: Ruling Elders & Clerks of Session

December 2015: Ruling Elders & Treasurers

November 2015: Ruling Elders & Trustees