Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) HIb.

Offices of the Church

Ruling Elders

Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 23

Offices of the Church

Ruling Elders

Article
23

Duties of Elders

The task of the elders is to rule in the name of the ascended King, and as servants of the great Shepherd, care for the flock.
They shall therefore: ensure that the Gospel is preached every Sunday, see to it that the Sacraments are faithfully administered, exercise Christian discipline, resist false doctrine and error, visit the members of the congregation at least annually in order that they may comfort, instruct and encourage each one according to need, visit the sick and the bereaved, promote evangelism, see to it that everything is done decently and in order and that their fellow office-bearers faithfully discharge their respective offices, having particular regard to the doctrine and conduct of the Minister of the Word.