Monday, September 25, 2017
About Us
Minimize


Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, and He rules over her from heaven by means of His Word and Spirit.  Christ has instituted three offices (Ministers, Elders and Deacons) for the care and nurture of the Congregation.

The Congregation:  is the assembly of fellow believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who gather together to worship the Lord God.

The Minister or Pastor:  Preaches the Word of God and administers the sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism.

Elders:  Are a group of men elected by the Congregation to serve in the following capacity:

  • Continuing in Prayer and ruling the Church of Christ according to the principles taught in Scripture, in order that the purity of doctrine and holiness of life may be practiced.
  • Help fellow Elders, the Minister(s) and Deacons faithfully discharge their offices.
  • Maintain the purity of the Word and Sacraments.
  • Assist in catechizing the youth.
  • Promote God-centred schooling.
  • Visit the congregation according to their needs.
  • Engage in family visiting.
  • Exercise discipline in the congregation.
  • Promote the work of evangelism and missions.
  • Insure that everything is done decently and in good order.

Deacons:  Are a group of men elected by the Congregation to serve in the following capacity:

  • Continuing in prayer and supervising the works of Christian mercy among the congregation.
  • Acquainting themselves with congregational needs.
  • Exhorting members of the congregation to show mercy.
  • Gathering and managing the offerings of God's people in Christ's name.
  • Distributing these offerings according to need.
  • Encouraging and comforting with the Word of God those who receive the gifts of Christ's mercy.

Council:  is the term used to refer to a group of men consisting of the Pastor, Elders, and Deacons.  Council directs and oversees all the activities of the congregation and cares for their earthly needs.

Consistory:  is the assembly of the Minister and Elders exclusively.  The Consistory provide for the true preaching of the Word, the proper administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's supper, and the faithful exercise of Christian discipline.

Deaconate:  Refers to the group of Deacons exclusively.

 

Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, and He rules over her from heaven by means of His Word and Spirit.  Christ has instituted three offices (Ministers, Elders and Deacons) for the care and nurture of the Congregation.

The Congregation:  is the assembly of fellow believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who gather together to worship the Lord God.

The Minister or Pastor:  Preaches the Word of God and administers the sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism.

Elders:  Are a group of men elected by the Congregation to serve in the following capacity:

  • Continuing in Prayer and ruling the Church of Christ according to the principles taught in Scripture, in order that the purity of doctrine and holiness of life may be practiced.
  • Help fellow Elders, the Minister(s) and Deacons faithfully discharge their offices.
  • Maintain the purity of the Word and Sacraments.
  • Assist in catechizing the youth.
  • Promote God-centred schooling.
  • Visit the congregation according to their needs.
  • Engage in family visiting.
  • Exercise discipline in the congregation.
  • Promote the work of evangelism and missions.
  • Insure that everything is done decently and in good order.

Deacons:  Are a group of men elected by the Congregation to serve in the following capacity:

  • Continuing in prayer and supervising the works of Christian mercy among the congregation.
  • Acquainting themselves with congregational needs.
  • Exhorting members of the congregation to show mercy.
  • Gathering and managing the offerings of God's people in Christ's name.
  • Distributing these offerings according to need.
  • Encouraging and comforting with the Word of God those who receive the gifts of Christ's mercy.

Council:  is the term used to refer to a group of men consisting of the Pastor, Elders, and Deacons.  Council directs and oversees all the activities of the congregation and cares for their earthly needs.

Consistory:  is the assembly of the Minister and Elders exclusively.  The Consistory provide for the true preaching of the Word, the proper administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's supper, and the faithful exercise of Christian discipline.

Deaconate:  Refers to the group of Deacons exclusively.

 

Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use
Copyright by Bethel United Reformed Church