Learn about the role of elders, who ensure that each person in a congregation is nurtured through Scripture, worship, the sacraments, and prayer.
Far from being just a placeholder in the congregation's structure, an elder has specific ministry
Through the offices of the church (minister of Word and sacrament, elders, deacons, and professors of theology), Christ is represented to the community of faith.
As an elder, you are responsible for sound teaching and discipline within your church, and for th
Resources designed for RCA churches, including the RCA logo, crest, and Transformed & Transforming logo. Others include Baptism, Membership certificates and forms, calendars, and more.
Protecting Vulnerable Persons from Abuse and Other Mistreatment and Protecting Resour
Every Christian—Called by God, Gifted for Ministry celebrates the giftedness of faithful people and invites them to find their place in ministry by identifying their God-given abilities.
Every Christian is called by God and gifted for ministry. These resources can help you implement a gifts-based ministry in your church.
A common misconception is that a congregation is built like a pyramid, with the minister at the t
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