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. Videos will be available July 1, 2016.