You may recall that ruling elders are welcome to preside at Holy Communion in their own congregations once they have been adequately trained. As a pastor, you are welcome to offer this training.
You will find some curriculum options on the MVP website. If you have a curriculum you would like posted, please let us know.
Once a year the Branch of Congregational Life will offer a regional training for ruling elders who wish to preside at Holy Communion. This year it is scheduled for Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rev. Bob Butcher has agreed to teach this. Participants will be charged $10.00 per person. If you have some elders who would like to take this training, might you also be interested in hosting the event? This would include:
- Offering coffee/tea/water as people enter
- Offering a lite luncheon. The expenses for the luncheon may be turned into the Branch for reimbursement.
- Providing a white or black board
- Providing bread so that students may practice presiding (they generally just use water to practice the cup)