The Eldership is a vital element within the United Reformed Church and we are grateful for the commitment and dedication of those who exercise this particular ministry within the church.
This page carries links to publications and documents that can help to explain our understanding of Eldership as well as practical resources that may assist elders in their responsibilities.
Please note that some of the materials linked to are not published by the Ministries Committee or its sub-committees.
Resourcing our Elders: 8 areas for development
A collection of resources to assist in exploring the roles and responsibilities of elders.
Challenge to the Church
Report to General Assembly 2008
Consultation on the Eldership
Closing statement from the Consultation held at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, 24-26 October 2006
Refreshing the Elders Meeting is a small book by Peter McIntosh and Graham Robson which is a useful tool for elders who wish to re-examine their role.
This is now out of print but you may be able to track down a copy.