2-5 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22 (participants expected to attend both)
Many congregations elect ruling elders and deacons towards the end of the year. The Book of Order says, “When persons have been elected to the ordered ministry of ruling elder or deacon, the session shall provide a period of study and preparation, after which the session shall examine them as to their personal faith; knowledge of the doctrine, government, and discipline contained in the Constitution of the church; and the duties of the ministry.” (G-2.0402)
To assist pastors and Session moderators with this period of study and preparation, Susan Sharp Campbell, Associate for Educational Ministry, will be offering Officer Training that focuses on the above topics over two Sunday afternoons, Nov. 15 & 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Zoom. These two sessions will build on and connect with each other, so participants are expected to participate in both. Newly elected elders and deacons, as well as those who are currently on session, and their moderators are welcome to participate in this Officer Training.
The registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 9. Each participant will need a recent copy of the PCUSA Book of Order that they can use during the training sessions.
It is hoped that this event will be repeated in January 2021.