That the people of God may flourish: Serving as a deacon or ruling elder

90-minute Presbyterian Outlook webinar

On-demand replay

Presented by Paul Hooker

Recorded March 26, 2020 

Are you a deacon or ruling elder wondering what you’ve signed up for? This webinar will explore what serving in the church’s ordered ministries is all about (including what we mean by “ordered ministry”) and how the Book of Order can be an important resource for you in your work.

During our time together, we’ll look at what we mean by “church” and why that definition matters. We’ll pry open the historical lid on the early American Presbyterian experience and look at how the commitments of our forebears continue to influence our common life. And we’ll look at the definitions of the orders of deacon and ruling elder as resources for how you serve the church.

Who should attend? If you’ve accepted the call of your congregation to be a deacon or ruling elder, or you are sensing the tug of the Spirit to consider such a call, this webinar is for you.

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To register a larger group (12+) or a presbytery, please send an email to Jana Blazek.

On-demand video replay allows you to watch the video recording on the Outlook‘s website whenever it is convenient for you and as many times as is helpful.

Participants in this webinar will:

  1. Gain exposure to the theological and historical principles that define the church and its ordered ministries.
  2. Understand what we mean by “ordination” and “ordered ministry,” and how these are different than “holding office.”
  3. Gain a clear idea of how the church’s polity thinks about the work of deacon and ruling elder, and how that can make a difference in your ministry.

PAUL HOOKER is an associate dean at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where, among other things, he teaches Presbyterian polity. He has served on the General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission, the General Assembly Advisory Committee on the Constitution and the Form of Government Task Force that created our current Foundations for Presbyterian Polity and Form of Government in the Book of Order. Paul has been a pastor in three congregations and the executive presbyter and stated clerk of the Presbytery of St. Augustine. He is a husband, father, grandfather and obedient servant of Calder, the dog.

On-demand video replay allows you to watch the video recording on the Outlook‘s website whenever it is convenient for you and as many times as is helpful.

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To register a larger group or a presbytery, please send an email to Jana Blazek.

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