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

This webinar explores 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.

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90-minute Presbyterian Outlook webinar
On-demand replay will be available after the live event
Presented by Paul Hooker

Are you a deacon or ruling elder wondering what you’ve signed up for? This webinar explores 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 look at what we mean by “church” and why that definition matters. We 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 look at the definitions of the orders of deacon and ruling elder as resources for how you serve the church.

Who should attend? 

Those who have accepted the call of your congregation to be a deacon or ruling elder or those who are sensing the tug of the Spirit to consider such a call.

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.

What do I get when I order?

When you order today, you will receive a link to a recording of the webinar as well as any additional materials.

What is the price?

We ask that you pay $10 for individual viewing and $20 if a group views the recording. If your group is larger than 25, please email info@pres-outlook.org for pricing.

How do I pay?

Based on the pricing structure outlined above, enter the appropriate amount in the “name your price” box when you check out. Thank you!

This webinar is one way Presbyterian Outlook funds our ministry as a prophetic, pastoral and independent publication focused on creating trustworthy resources and spaces for conversation. Thank you for your support.


Paul Hooker is an honorably retired minister of the Word and Sacrament and a member of the Presbytery of New Covenant. He has extensive experience in reading, writing, and evaluating ordination exams, and in teaching and interpreting the church’s constitution.

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