Ruling Elders

Ruling Elders
Class of 2017          Class of 2018           Class of 2019            
       
Rick Beaulieu Tim Hemby Dan Barry  
Kent Millsaps Anita Hill Rosy Farrell  
Gary Sharpe Tim Sieges Becky Harkey  
Steve Wray Tom Wilson Angela Thompson  

Clerk of Session - Brentz Lutz

Duties:

It is the duty of Ruling Elders, individually and jointly, to strengthen and nurture the congregation committed to their charge. Together with the pastor, they should encourage the people in the worship and service of God, equip and renew them for their tasks within the church and for their mission in the world, visit and comfort and care for the people, with special attention to the poor, the sick, the lonely and those who are oppressed. They should inform the pastor and Session of those persons and structures which may need special attention. They should cultivate their ability to teach the Bible and may be authorized to supply places which are without the regular ministry of the Word. Those duties which all Christians are bound to perform by the law of love are especially incumbent upon Ruling Elders because of their calling of office and are to be fulfilled by them as official responsibilities.
 
In addition, the Session shall maintain total oversight of the church in all areas.  These include administration, leadership, pastoral care, Christian Education, worship, evangelism, stewardship, mission outreach and liaison with higher governing bodies.  The Session shall keep accurate rolls, annually reviewed, and supervise the spiritual growth and development in those under their active charge.  Occasionally this may include discipline as well as nurture.
 
An elder will also be assigned to each standing committee to act as an interface for between the Session and the committee.  The elder is expected to be an active participant in the regular committee meetings and report on the committee activity to the Session.