New officer-training resources will inspire transformational leaders for your church

From the popular Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding series

August 6, 2014


Ruling elders workbooks from the Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding series are now available from Congregational Ministries Publishing, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Ruling Elders: Workbook One: Formation guides newly appointed leaders through the discernment process and helps them come to terms with election to office, preparation for ordered ministry, ordination, and installation as a ruling elder on the session. It may be used as a ready reference for session reflection, or session members can use it to inform their ongoing ministry. Contributors are Susan R. Andrews, Vernon Broyles, Ronald P. Byars, Cynthia Campbell, David Cortés-Fuentes, Andy Dreitcer, Charles Easley, Brian Ellison, Eugenia Gamble, Sherron George, Houston Hodges, Clifton Kirkpatrick, Thomas G. Long, Jack Rogers, Charles Spencer, Vera White, and Douglas Wilson.

Ruling Elders: Workbook Two: Transformation introduces six aspects of becoming a transformational leader: embracing change and discomfort, practicing spiritual discernment, approaching work as worship, keeping the Sabbath, practicing and promoting spiritual disciplines, and committing to self-awareness.

Both Ruling Elders workbooks may be used in different ways: as a self-guided study, as a group study, and as a ready reference for session reflection.

Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding is a series of biblically based studies that provides adults with a foundational understanding of the Reformed faith. Studies are written by well-known and respected scholars and feature Scripture, prayer, in-depth commentary, and questions for reflection. Each study addresses its subject from a Reformed theological perspective.

Place your order for Ruling Elders: Workbook One: Formation and Ruling Elders: Workbook Two: Transformation, or any Being Reformed study, at the new Receive free shipping on all curriculum purchases over $25 through October 31, 2014.

  1. I want to express my appreciation for this material. We live in a day in time when many of our Ruling Elders know very little about Scripture, Reformed doctrine, and our Book of Order. The church that I was a member of prior to coming to college had many of those and the church is dying. I am going to recommend this to my good friend that is currently serving on the Session. She has been faithful in trying to transform the atmosphere in the congregation and refocus the people on the Word of God. I know those of us in the PC(USA) are divided and dismayed, but I love our denomination and I truly believe that God is going to bless us as we continually reform ourselves according to Scripture. I hope within the next decade to be ordained in the PC(USA) and help lead us back to a position of great influence for the Gospel in America and around the world. May people see what we are doing have have a strong desire to kneel at the feet of Jesus. To God Be The Glory!

    by Caleb

    October 14, 2014