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Preparing for Ordination to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament

To those Called to be a Teaching Elder

Does your congregation recognize your gifts and talents for ministry?

Do you feel a sense of call to preach, teach, and shepherd the flock of the Church?

If so, take time to read the document below to learn more about what it takes to be ordained as the teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

How to become a Teaching Elder

Each presbytery is given the responsibility to develop and maintain mechanisms and processes to guide, nurture and oversee the process of preparing to become a teaching elder.  The document below describes our presbytery's process in preparing one to be a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Beginning Steps

This link will take you to a list of downloadable .pdf forms for use in the process of preparation for the ministry of Teaching Elder. The site also describes each form's place in the greater process. Note that the .pdf forms are fillable, but normally will not save with the added content. They are designed to be completed and printed out before closing. If you experience difficulties downloading the forms, please contact comment below.

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