What is a session?
“Elders are given authority and responsibility, along with pastors, to oversee the spiritual health of the congregation as well as the congregation’s faithfulness to God’s mission. Elders shall be elected by the congregation.” ECO Polity 2.02
The Elders (elected by the congregation from its members), together with the Pastors form the Session. The Session is the administrative and governing body of OPC responsible for spiritual vision, oversight, ministry, and financial and policy decisions. Each Elder will serve on one of the Committees of the Session, all of which are designed to foster and support the common goal of “inviting people to Meet Jesus Christ, Join his family, Grow in faith, and Serve in his name."
What does a session do?
The session has the responsibility and authority of governing and guiding the congregation in its mission for Christ in the city and the world.
This includes ensuring that the Word of God is proclaimed, the Sacraments are rightly celebrated, and that discipline is exercised.
Our session normally meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month for a monthly meeting in our Fireside Room to pray, discern, and make decisions that will help guide the congregation of carrying out the mission of God in our life together.