Regional Elder Covenant
A Regional Elder Ministry is beginning in the Illinois and Wisconsin Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This is a ministry of your regional church in support of congregations and Pastors. Regional Elders, in the tradition of congregational Elders as Spiritual Leaders, have been identified and called by our Regional Minister to be representatives of the Region and “Ambassadors of Jesus Christ.” They will provide contact on behalf of the regional church for an assigned group of ministers and congregations in a particular geographic area. Their ministry will be a service of presence, care and encouragement. They will support pastors in the development of spiritual life and the well-being of their congregations. They will be good caring listeners, helping explore options, and maintaining confidentiality as appropriate.
The connections to our Regional Minister and Associate Regional Ministers will remain. In addition to their administrative responsibilities, they will continue to work with congregations and Pastors in their designated areas. Regional Elders will serve as an extension of our Regional Ministry Team.