Decision Making & Ministry
On nearly everything we publish we list all members of the church as partners in ministry. This understanding emerges from our belief that all baptized persons are engaged in ministry. However, we have three offices within the church: ministers of the Word and Sacrament, deacons, and ruling elders. Ministers of the Word and Sacrament preach and teach. Deacons provide ministries of sympathy, witness, and service. Along with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, ruling elders serve as the spiritual leaders of the church and the decision makers. All three officers are elected by the voice of the people.
Kenmore Presbyterian Church is affiliated with the larger group called the Presbytery of Western New York. They are the regional governing body of a diverse group of Presbyterian congregations, stretching across Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus counties.
In turn, these churches are members of the Presbyterian church on a national scale. Click here to read more about The Presbyterian Church USA.