Here are a few resources that you may find useful as you serve in your congregation as an Elder. Iain 5/10/99
There are two videos for Elders, 'Why me' is specifically aimed at new and prospective Elders while 'Caring for God's people' is a pastoral care training video which can be used by training Elders, Pastoral visitors, Deacons and all those who have a special responsibility for regular visiting others in the name of the Church. 'Why me' is priced at £9.99 and runtime is 20 minutes, while 'Caring for God's people' costs £13.99 + 50p postage and it includes a study pack.
There are also two books for Elders and both are new editions. 'Caring for God's people is a handbook for Elders and Ministers on Pastoral care. This was written by Stewart Matthew and Ken Lawson. Leading God's people was written by Stewart Matthew and Kenneth Scott and is designed as a handbook for Elders and Ministers. Both are priced at £6.95
You will also find a link below that will take you to a page that outlines a training course for Elders.
For more information please contact Parish Education.
Mrs Sheilah Steven
National Adviser in Elder Training
Board of Parish Education
18 Inverleith Terrace
Edinburgh. EH3 5NS
Tel: 0131 332 0343
Fax: 0131 315 2161
Courses for Elders, Prospective Elders and Session Clerks
A brief outline of the Role of Session Clerk
A prayer for Elders - from the Book of Common Order
© Iain Morrison 1999