The Church Session reaffirm that all positions of leadership and service at Loch Raven Presbyterian Church are open to men and women, except to ordained offices of Elder and Deacon. All Communicate Members are encouraged to seek out all avenues of leadership and service, including Bible teaching, leading small groups, serving on the various church committees, assisting in diaconal work and by any other means fully exercising their gifts for the greater benefit of the body of Christ Jesus. See John 13:15, 1 Timothy 4:12
The Deacons and “Deacon Assistants” carry out the mercy ministries of the church. Whether it’s visiting shut-ins or those in nursing homes or arranging meals for those that are sick. Deacons take care of the physical needs of our own church community as well as our local community. Deacons are ordained men. Deacon Assistants are commissioned, not ordained men or women.
Elders are ordained men tasked with maintaining the spiritual government of the church and creating and maintaining a vision for the church. Each Elder has a particular ministry/area where he serves and oversees. Each Elder has a group of members that they shepherd. They are always available for counseling and prayer.
The Board of Trustees members are commissioned to work together to maintain all the physical assets of the church (buildings, grounds, & equipment). They coordinate repairs and projects, source Contractors, and engage volunteers from the congregation to complete necessary tasks around the property that God has so graciously blessed us with. They provide oversight of the givings. Along with the Session, they help to create the yearly church Operating Budget.
Is formed yearly to seek out qualified members of the congregation willing to nominated to serve on one of three servant leadership boards listed above.
See also Worship Service Volunteer Teams