Dr. Eric Laverentz is Lead Pastor of First Presbyterian Church (ECO), Edmond, OK, Coordinator of the Elder Leadership Institute, a Flourishing Life Leaders’ Coach.
Might it still be possible to recover the former understanding of the office of elder, which is so central to our history, identity, and being as Presbyterians?
In 1898, the ruling elders of the Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri,became aware through local media that one of...
At the center of our name, tradition, identity, and ethos as Presbyterians is a term that has lost almost all connection...
Church and Culture
Do we still believe in the notion of the “preaching office” or the “pastoral office”? Or have we joined the ranks of so much American “free church” congregationalism that replaces the notion of “office” with that of mere “function”?