Elders are the officers who govern the church. In a Presbyterian Church, it is the Session, along with the pastor, who is responsible for the ongoing ministries and programs of the church.
The responsibilities and requirements of an active Elder include:
- Serve a term of office for three years (unless completing and open position).
- Attendance as Session meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month.
- Attend an occasional special meeting.
- Serve Communion several times a year
- Take collection, count and record funds received several times during the year.
- Attend officers training.
- Attend a Presbytery meeting occasionally (one elder commissioner is requested to represent Robinson Memorial at a Presbytery meeting. These are held six times a year.)
- Serve on one or more committees with future opportunity to chair a session committee
- Regular attendance at Sunday morning Worship.
- Most committees meet at least once a month. Committees that an Elder may serve on are:
- Christian Discipleship
- Worship and Music
- Congregational Life
The Session of Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church meets at 6 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month.