Elders are a group of elected, ordained leaders who give their time voluntarily. Along with the minister, they are responsible for the spiritual and practical aspects of Church life, including pastoral care, and for local church government. They can also undertake training to conduct funerals, preach and lead worship. Being an elder is a demanding but rewarding role, and is an important part of the Church of Scotland’s team ministry.
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