One of my favorite aspects about being Presbyterian is that no matter what we are called to do within the life of the church, we are called to do it in community. We know that being called to do things together sometimes makes things a lot easier and sometimes more difficult, depending on how we like to work, but in the life of the church, we are called to “do” and to “be” church together. Jesus set that example for us by calling twelve disciples to engage in ministry with him, and even when they were asked to set out for a specific task, they were sent out, at least, two by two. Knowing this, ruling elders are called to engage in community within the church and outside of it  yes, even outside of Session and committee meetings, although those meetings, themselves, can be great places to begin building and fostering deeper relationships and community while attending to the needs and ministry of the church.