Pastoring elders minister to members of the congregation through home visits, district social events, and other personal contacts. They also offer pastoral care for members who are sick or shut-in, or to those who have been separated from the church community. In addition, they participate in regular ministry to the whole church community related to worship (e.g. administering the Lord’s Supper or praying the Prayer of God’s People) and active interest and care for the ongoing life and ministry of the church.
Administrative Elders take greater responsibility for the “governance” of the church, ministering through leadership in meetings of the Administrative Council, as well as through many other tasks that accompany the administrative role. Additionally, they participate with the Pastoral Elders in regular ministry to the whole church community through leadership in worship (see above) and through an active interest and care for the ongoing life and ministry of the church.