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Ordination and Installation of church offers.
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Posted on Sun, Nov 18, 2012
Join us December 16th at both services as the new officers are ordained and/or installed. Click the link to learn more about the role of elders and deacons.
G-2.03 RULING ELDERS: THE MINISTRY OF DISCERNMENT AND GOVERNANCE
G-2.0301 Ruling Elder Defined
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.
Accordingly, congregations should elect
persons of wisdom and maturity of faith, having demonstrated skills in leadership and
being compassionate in spirit.
Ruling elders are so named not because they “lord it over” the congregation (Matt. 20:25), but because they are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith
and life. Ruling elders, together with teaching elders, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships.
G-2.0201 Deacon Defined
The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and
service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick,
the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or
anyone in distress.
Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.
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