Monday, April 12, 2010

Welcome Mat

Carl Wilton of A Pastor's Cancer Diary is also the author of our newest member blog, Monmouth Presbytery Clerks' Corner.
This is a place for Clerks of Session of Monmouth Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and others interested in local church governance to receive tips on doing their job better, and to engage in mutual support. The job of Clerk of Session is a crucial one in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Very often, elders respond to the invitation to take on these responsibilities out of love for the church, and without fully realizing all that this job entails. There is usually quite a learning curve associated with the position. It's my hope that this blog will prove to be a place where Clerks from this Presbytery and beyond may go to become empowered and confident. Besides being Stated Clerk of Monmouth Presbytery - a position which requires me to be a resource person to the Clerks of Session of our various churches - I am also a Pastor. I'm also an adjunct Professor at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, teaching Presbyterian polity to the PC(USA) candidates for ministry enrolled in that Reformed Church in America seminary.

Recent posts include "Is Your Church Incorporated?" and "Who Can Be a Clerk?"

Thanks for sharing your new blog, Rev. Wilton!

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