|First Presbyterian Church of Avenel, New Jersey | 621 E. Woodbridge Avenue | Avenel, NJ 07001 | 732-634-1631|
W H A T W E D O
at the First Presbyterian Church of Avenel
This is an invitation for you to become an elder in our church. Some of the things we do are:
THE BOOK OF ORDER OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) STATES
FOR THE OFFICE OF ELDER:
"As there were in Old Testament time elders for the government of the people, so the New Testament church provided persons with particular gifts to share in governing the ministry. Elders are chosen by the people. Together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, they exercise leadership, government, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a particular church, as well as the church at large, including ecumenical relationships. They shall serve faithfully as members of the session. When elected commissioners to higher governing bodies, elders participate and vote with the same authority as ministers of the Word and Sacrament, and they are eligible for any office."
"Elders should be persons of faith, dedication and good judgment. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel, both within the church and in the world."
AS A ELDER OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF AVENEL, RESPONSIBILITIES/REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE::
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