Once an Elder, Always an Elder Did you know that approximately one out of every ten BelPres members is an ordained elder? And once ordained, an elder is an elder for life (whether ordained at BelPres or another Presbyterian church).

Life-long elders are called to remain active and embrace God’s call to continued leadership in the church. They are encouraged to be informed and knowledgeable about the efforts of session and to share this information with the congregation.

In order to stay fully informed we have annual meetings and share our session minutes and BelPres and department roadmaps, which let our life-long elders know how we are planning for the year and for our future in a thoughtful, discerning, Jesus-focused way.  See below for links to these resources.