The Session conducts the
business for the Congregation and has full authority and responsibility
for the mission and government of our congregation. The Session
has overall final authority for each and every organization of the
Church, including the Deacons. The Session must maintain constant
contact and relationship with the higher governing bodies of the
Those who serve on session
are called Elders and hold this title for life. While they are on
the Session they are called "Ruling Elders." This office
of Elder is one of the three ordaining offices of the Church (the
other two are Minister of Word and Sacrament, and Deacon).
A session Elder must be
an active member of the Congregation and must represent fairly all
members of the Church whether of different ages, color, and nationality.
The most important
duty is to stimulate the spirituality of our members as they serve
Jesus Christ with the help of the Holy Spirit.