What is an Elder? Cedar Heights Community Presbyterian Church is led by a board of elected elders who serve on the Session. Elders are called to be spiritual leaders of the church, not political leaders. They are to “lead the congregation continually to discover what God is doing in the world and to plan for change, renewal and reformation under the Word of God.” (PCUSA Book of Order) Becoming an elder at Cedar Heights Presbyterian Church requires a thoughtful and prayerful process.
What is a Deacon? The office of Deacon at Cedar Heights Community Presbyterian Church “as set forth in scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ.” (PCUSA Book of Order) The Board of Deacons at CHCPC is divided into two basic ministries: internal and external. Internal ministries focus on congregational care and worship. External ministries focus on mission and community service. CHCPC’s annual summer Ice Cream Social is supported by both the Internal and External ministries as a source of funding for the church’s overall mission priorities. As with Elders, becoming a Deacon at Cedar Heights Presbyterian Church requires a thoughtful and prayerful process.