What Does it Mean to Serve on Session?

The Session is the governing board of each individual church. Here at Shallowford, our session consists of 12 elders (or leaders) to govern the 12 active committees that makeup Shallowford Presbyterian Church (committees listed below). To become an elder, you must serve a three-year term on Shallowford’s Session. At Shallowford, Elders come in all shapes, sizes and ages. The term Elder has nothing to do with a person’s age. Session includes a balance of women and men whose ages range widely from 17 to 78. Shallowford also has a Youth Elder.

“We need Elders who are active participants in worship and the life of Shallowford, enthusiastic about its future and willing to serve and provide strong leadership in an area of ministry.” “I think it’s good for the church to seek a balance of women and men and a range of ages that reflect the membership of the church.” – Rev. Christopher A. Henry

Presbyterian Church USA Book of Order
Shallowford’s Expectations of Ruling Elders

Key Actions from August 2018 Session Meeting

  • Approved the July 2018 membership report, totalling 1,066 active members.
  • Reviewed July 2018 financial results, which reflected operating income $12,320 under budget and operating expense $7,717 under budget. Net expense for the month, including Special Offerings, was $4,604 over budget.
  • Approved Sunday School teachers and youth leaders for the 2018-19 school year.
  • Heard a report from the PNC (Pastor Nominating Committee). The congregation will be invited to respond to a survey to help inform our search for a new senior pastor.

Officers 2018-2019

Officers of the Church 2018-2019