Leader Development Day
Basic Training for NEW & Experienced Ruling Elders
Rev. Emily Chudy, Ruling Elder Stephanie Borger & Ruling Elder Rebecca Brown
The nominating committee called, you said ‘yes,’ and now you are officially a Ruling Elder in the PC(USA). Want to do this well? Let us help. Join us for a dynamic, interactive, and informative module of instruction that will ensure that you are skilled and prepared to serve God in a brand new way!” This is primarily geared for the brand new Ruling Elder as well as those who have served for a while but want to sharpen up.
- Link to Experienced Ruling Elder Training Resource - Case Studies
- Link to New Ruling Elder Training Resource - Questions
Training for Deacons - Rev. Dr. Erin Cox-Holmes, Executive Presbyter
What does a Deacon do? Join Erin & Rebecca to learn about the call to be a Deacon. We will discuss the unique ways the “ministry of compassion” is demonstrated in our congregations. As a caring arm of the church, deacons can model service for their congregation and community.
Basic Training for NEW Clerks of Session - Rev. Dr. Michael Wilson, Stated Clerk
“Initial Clerk Training” This is for elders who are assuming clerk duties for the first time, elders who are “coming back to clerking” after a time away, and anyone who wants a refresher on the duties of a Clerk. Led by Rev. Dr. Michael Wilson (Stated Clerk), we’ll go over the core roles of a clerk and the resources available to clerks.
Training for EXPERIENCED Clerks of Session - Rev. Sarah Kneier & Ruling Elder Dianne Yuninger
“Ongoing Clerk Conversations” This is an opportunity for elders who have been clerks to explore topics of interest to clerks -- including questions about minutes, rolls, and registers, electronic meetings -- designed in collaboration with those who will attend. Led by Rev. Sarah Kneier (Assistant Stated Clerk) and Ruling Elder Dianne Yuninger (Recording Clerk), we’ll delve deeper into what it means to be the “clerk.”