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Commissioned Ruling Elder Program

Over the past 15 years, Whitworth University has trained more than 600 laypeople in various aspects of ministry leadership. Many of these people have used this training to become commissioned ruling elders (CREs) through their local presbyteries (P.C.U.S.A.). Our office has recorded eight sessions from the 2014-15 program. In addition five specialized sessions were recorded at the summer 2015 Whitworth Institute of Ministry. All this material was developed in cooperation with the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest. Combined, these 45 hours of training material provide a solid foundation for equipping laypersons to become CREs. Our office wants to offer this material to presbyteries to use as the foundation for ongoing equipping of future CREs.

If you are interested in utilizing these materials, please fill out the interest form below to receive more information. Please note, this form should be submitted by a presbytery representative.

Interest Form

Questions? Please email or call 509.777.4434.