Session is responsible for the mission and government of the church. Session is comprised of installed elders and the pastors. Members of Program Staff and the Clerk of Session attend session meetings regularly. Elders are elected by the congregation for a three-year term to serve on Session. Elders are assigned to a particular area of ministry and then work to develop teams of volunteers who work together to discern and implement God’s plans for our church. Session meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) uses a representative form of government. Each individual church in it is governed by a session. A session is made up of the pastor(s) of the church and elders who are elected by and from the congregation. The number of elders on a session is determined by the size of the church. Elders are ordinarily elected to serve on a session for a three year term and a third of the session is elected each year (so, a third of the session changes each year).
The Board of Deacons is made up of men and women called into a caregiving ministry. They provide a wide range of services that support the members of our church family and the larger community. Some services are offered during times of crisis, while some are provided on an on-going basis. Deacons are available to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith. They also assume such other duties delegated to them by the session, including leading the people in worship through prayers of intercession, reading the Scriptures, presenting the gifts of the people, and assisting with the Lord's Supper. Deacons meet the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.
The regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is the presbytery. A presbytery consists of the ministers in its area plus an equal number of elder commissioners elected by the sessions of its churches. There are currently 172 presbyteries in the United States. Read More: Church Government