First Pres Session
Welcome to the First Pres Session pages. The Session of First Pres meets at 6:45 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. The meetings are open to the public. If you'd like to attend an upcoming meeting, please call Judy Beltz at 719-884-6102 so we can set a place for you. To contact the Session with questions or concerns, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Is A Session?
The First Pres Session is comprised of 21 Elders and is the lead decision-making body. The Session, which includes all ordained and called ministers, is charged with governing the church. In contrast, the church staff is employed to execute the mission and strategy of the church as outlined by the Session.
Who Chooses the Elders?
It is the Nominating Committee's responsibility to nominate church members for the position of Elder. Those nominated are approved by the Congregation at the Annual Meeting.
What are the Qualifications of an Elder?
The qualifications for being named an Elder are clearly outlined in Scripture. The Apostle Paul wrote about the qualifications for leadership in 1 Timothy chapter three and Titus chapter one. Those principles help guide the process of selecting those who will lead the church.
How Long Does An Elder Serve?
Each Elder serves a three-year term. The terms are staggered so that only a portion of the Elders turn each year, allowing for continuity of leadership while still providing fresh voices each year. Elders may serve two consecutive terms (six years in all) before taking at least a one year break.
* Session meeting Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. in room 435. If you'd like to attend, please call Judy Beltz at 719-884-6102 so we can set a place for you.