Presbyterian Polity and The Session
Elder Ordination 2012Presbyterian, besides being a Christian denomination, also describes the way the church is organized and makes decisions.  The Greek word in the New Testament meaning "Elder" is the basis of the name Presbyterian.  Each church elects from among its members certain individuals to serve as Ruling Elders.  These Elders are responsible for the ministry of the church from setting a budget, to deciding the form of worship to choosing which mission projects to undertake.  Parkway has twelve elders, each of whom serves for three years.