The primary role of an elder is to "...strengthen the life of the congregation" and to "...encourage the people in worship and service to God." This is manifested in part through some of the tasks elders perform. These are identified with such action words as:

  • Equip
  • Renew
  • Assist
  • Teach
  • Visit
  • Comfort
  • Care for the people

An elder is an ordained spiritual leader of St. John's Presbyterian Church. It is not a "volunteer position" but rather a ministry of service.

Required Qualities

  • Committed
  • Dedication
  • Team-player
  • Faith
  • Willingness
  • Good judgment
  • Responsible
  • Discernment
  • Respect
  • Member of SJPC