PRESBYTERY LEADERSHIP
CHURCH PROFESSIONALS

CERTIFIED RULING ELDERS

 

The CRE program is an expansion of the church’s mission in a changing world. The ministry of Commissioned Pastors brings a marvelous richness to a congregation’s ministry and to the Presbytery’s mission. Commissioned Pastors are partners in mission as we seek to bring the good news of Christ to an ever-changing culture.

Although many CREs serve as part time pastors of small churches, there are other roles to which a person might be commissioned such as a parish associate or a member of a ministry team.

The program consists of core courses, practice of ministry courses and a nine month supervised field education experience, alternative clinical experience, communication and training on ethics and healthy boundaries.

Date
Info

05/07/19
Commissioned Ruling Elders (CRE) Guidelines for Mentors/Supervisors
It is the responsibility of the CRE to contact his/her mentor/supervisor to set up meetings. Monthly contact is encouraged for students and quarterly contact is encouraged for Commissioned Ruling Elders.

04/03/19
Certified Ruling Elder (CRE) Application

03/18/19
Certified Ruling Elder (CRE) Policy
Certified Ruling Elder Policy (CRE) Adopted April 17, 2007, amended March 23, 2017,and updated November 8, 2017

03/18/19
Commissioned Ruling Elders (CRE) Field Education Guidelines
CRE Field Education Guidelines Approved March 23, 2017/Revised June 7, 2018, February 2019

03/18/19
Certified Ruling Elder (CRE) Guidelines
Certified Ruling Elder Course Guidelines Adopted March 23, 2017 (Amended January 10, 2019).

03/18/19
Commissioned Ruling Elders (CRE) Evaluation
CRE - Annual Report; Supervisor/Mentor Annual Report, and Session's Annual Report Forms

03/18/19
Certified Ruling Elder Training (CRE) Guidelines for Liaisons
CRE Guidelines for Liaisons - Approved February 28, 2019

10/09/17
Certified Ruling Elder (CRE) Brochure

07/01/17
Certified Ruling Elder (CRE) Personal Information Form

07/01/17
Covenant of Ruling Elder Commissioned (CRE) to Pastoral Service

07/01/17
Certified Ruling Elder (CRE) Personal Information Worksheet