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Holston Presbytery

a council of the PC(USA)
P. O. Box 3647 · Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone: (423) 247-6178 · Fax: (815) 550-2780
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Commissioned Ruling Elders

The commissioned commissioned ruling elder is an elder of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), who is granted a local commission by the presbytery to lead worship and preach the gospel, watch over the people, and provide for their nurture and service. This commission is valid only in one or more congregations, new church development, or other validated ministries of the presbytery designated by the presbytery.
Such an elder is selected by and receives training approved by the presbytery. The elder shall be instructed in Bible, Reformed Theology and Sacraments, Presbyterian Polity, preaching, leading worship, pastoral care, and teaching.
The elder shall be examined by the appropriate committee of presbytery as to personal faith, motives for seeking the commission, and the areas of instruction mentioned previously.

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Commissioned Ruling Elder Application and Registration Forms

CRE Application and Registration Forms. Please select the above link for more…



Commissioned Ruling Elders Requirements

Requirements for Commissioned Ruling Elders. Please select the above link for more…