The Session of Neelsville Presbyterian Church (NPC) consists of the pastor(s) and ruling elders. The Biblical model of leadership is probably best characterized in the phrase “servant leader.” Just as Christ didn’t come to be served, but to serve (Matthew 20:28), the role of the elders is to be servant leaders as they oversee and shepherd. A ruling elder is a member of Neelsville Presbyterian Church who has been elected by the other members.
The role of the Session can be divided into the two primary capacities of oversight and shepherding. Oversight means they have a fiduciary responsibility on behalf of the congregation to ensure accountability of the church to implement its mission, vision, and values, as well as to provide appropriate legal and financial controls and accountability. Shepherding means they minister alongside the pastor(s) to provide for the spiritual care and nurture of NPC members and regular attendees.
Would you like to speak with an elder? Please contact the church office at 301-972-3916 or firstname.lastname@example.org.