ORDER OF ELDERS
“Within the people of God, other persons are called to the ministry of elder. The elders carry on the historic work of the presbyteros in the life of the church. Beginning in some of the very early Christian communities, the presbyteros assisted the bishop in leading the gathered community in the celebration of sacraments and guidance and care of the communal life. The ministry of elder exemplifies and leads the Church in service to God in the world, in remembering and celebrating the gifts of God and live faithfully in response to God’s grace.”
¶305 The Book of Discipline of
The United Methodist Church
The specific and limited function of the order is to:
All of the functions of the Order shall be fulfilled in cooperation and coordination with the Board of Ordained Ministry and do not replace the normal supervisory processes, the processes of evaluation for ordained ministers, or the responsibilities of the Board of Ordained Ministry, the cabinet, or the clergy session.
¶307 The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Brian C. Oglesbee
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