CLAIMED… CALLED… SENT
ELDER – Ruling Elders are elected to serve on the Session for a three-year term, with the opportunity to serve up to two consecutive terms. Together with the pastors (Teaching Elders) they share the leadership and governance of the church. Accordingly, congregations should elect persons of wisdom and maturity of faith, having demonstrated skills in leadership and being compassionate in spirit. (The Book of Order G-2.0301) Those called to be Ruling Elders should have the ability to work collaboratively, yet be independent thinkers, be effective communicators and seek to nurture the spiritual life of our community of faith.
DEACON/STEPHEN MINISTERS – Deacons are elected to serve a three-year term, with the opportunity to serve up to two consecutive terms. Deacons provide care, nurture and spiritual guidance to members of the congregation who are experiencing difficulty due to any number of factors – loss, loneliness, grief, or special needs due to life’s circumstances. To be prepared for this ministry, all Deacons at Lewinsville Church receive forty hours of training to serve as a Stephen Minister which enables each Deacon to provide distinctively Christian care to those in need of a caring Christian companion who is trained to listen.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE – The Congregational Nominating Committee consists of eight members elected by the congregation to serve two-year staggered terms. The Committee nominates candidates for congregational election to serve as Elders, Deacons/Stephen Ministers, members of the Nominating Committee, chairpersons of the various ministry groups and members to serve on the Governing Board of Directors of the Lewinsville Presbyterian Church Foundation. The committee also presents to Session nominees for Clerk of Session and Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer.
The Committee seeks to nominate members of the congregation who possess particular qualities and gifts of Christian leadership that will enable them effectively and willingly to share in the governance and ministry of Lewinsville Presbyterian Church.
For lists of those currently serving on Session and the Board of Deacons, see the photo board
next to the elevator in St Andrews Hall, the back of your church directory,
or visit our Lay Leadership Page.