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Roles & Responsibilities of Leadership

The Session has spent considerable time seeking God’s direction in defining the roles of Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders at Saddlerock EPC. The statements below are intended to help the congregation understand where Session stands on these roles and why. It is important to clearly define these roles and share them with the congregation and the pastor search committee. It is also important for the congregation to understand the logic behind the definition of these roles as we continue to explore the direction where God is leading Saddlerock.

The form of church government at Saddlerock is Presbyterian, where the rule of the church is by elected elders. The elders, referred to by the EPC as Ruling Elders, are chosen by the people and confirmed by the present active Ruling Elders, or governing board, of the church.