Training and support for Elders and Deacons

The following Job Description documents and videos for new elders and deacons are intended to assist congregations in the recruitment and effective training of new officebearers.  If ServiceLink can offer any additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

 

 

 

 

 

ELDERS

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND JOB DESCRIPTION

In order to assist congregations and elders, the following job description template has been prepared. It is based on responsibilities as outlined in the form for the ordination of elders, and has a sample list of practical responsibilities and duties, which can be modified to reflect the specific needs of your congregation.

Please feel free to FileCRC Elder Job Description.docx

 

VIDEO WEBINAR

New Elders - Key Understanding and Practices (recording of webinar)

When we are called to serve as an elder, we enter a new way of experiencing church. The responsibilities of church leadership and guiding the faith life of individuals and families require new focus and reflection. How do I exercise my leadership function? When does oversight become overbearing? For which key dangers should I be alert? What do I need to learn to better fulfill my calling? In this webinar we'll introduce the basics of how to discern vision and organizational identity, when the church becomes dysfunctional and how to grow our capacity as leaders and nurture our spiritual life.   

Our presenter:  Neil de Koning is pastor at Woody Nook CRC in Lacombe, AB.  Previously, he's served churches in Calgary and Sarnia.  Convinced that the role of the elder is vital to the spiritual and organizational health of a congregation, he has written a book (Guiding the Faith Journey) and served as the first Guide for the Elder’s Network.
 

 

 

DEACONS

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND JOB DESCRIPTION

In order to assist congregations and deacons, the following job description template has been prepared. It is based on responsibilities as outlined in the form for the ordination of deacons, and has a sample list of practical responsibilities and duties, which can be modified to reflect the specific needs of your congregation.

Please feel free to FileCRC Deacon Job Description.docx

 

VIDEO WEBINAR

Getting Started as a new Deacon (recording of webinar)

This webinar is designed to assist you in understanding the role and purpose of a deacon, where your skill and interests fit with this calling, how to best help people who are struggling, and to identify who are the deacons' partners in ministry. We will look at some practical steps to be effective in your specific deacon tasks and also how to become a deacon who leads and equips the congregation's members for service. Presenter: Donn Hansum, MSW, LCSW, is Director of Volunteers in Action, Denver, CO. He is a frequent workshop leader and consultant to deacons and has himself been a deacon on 3 different occasions. His passion is to equip and support deacons in their important role.