Grace Presbytery Preparing to Begin CRE (Commissioned Ruling Elder) Training this Fall

Is God calling you?

Have you been discerning the leading of God’s Spirit to serve the church in its worship, preaching, pastoral care, and mission? Such an opportunity is given to Presbyterian Ruling Elders through the Book of Order provision called, “Commissioned Ruling Elder.” We are seeking those who are in a discernment state of mind and heart regarding this ministry.


On Monday, July 17th at 7 pm, the CRE Supervisory Task Force will host a “CRE Exploratory Conversation” to provide information and answer questions regarding the process involved in becoming a CRE and the course of training expected. This conversation will take place at the Grace Presbytery Mission Center with opportunity for persons to connect via the Internet.


This announcement is given in response to direction given last October to Grace Presbytery’s Committee on Ministry, a CRE Supervisory Task Force is now working to commence CRE training this fall. The Task Force is eager to speak with ruling elders of Grace Presbytery who might be interested in knowing more about this opportunity for ministry. 


If you are such a person, or you know of someone, we ask that you contact Faye Sanders, Grace Presbytery staff support, at 972-393-5607 or email at Please R.S.V.P. by Thursday, July 13th.