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 Presbyterian Church.
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.