This list of resources is broken into categories according to the courses usually offered in Commissioned Ruling Elders training. The list is intentionally limited in each category and represents books often listed in CRE training information. Many of these resources may be available in church libraries, presbytery and synod resource centers, etc.
Overview of convenient courses for CREs 0ffered by training programs to meet specific needs
Overview of conventional courses for CREs not required by the Book of Order, offered by many programs.
An overview of constitutional courses for CREs mandated by the Book of Order
This sample application for Commissioned Ruling Elders comes from the Lay Academy for Theological Studies from Presbytery of Arkansas
This sample application for Commissioned Ruling Elders comes from John Knox Presbytery
This sample application for commissioned ruling elders comes from Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery
Use this matrix to decide why and when to use a CLP
Description on how to perform the service for commissioning a lay pastor.
Part II of the study on Commissioned Ruling Elders, commissioned by the Office of Ordered Ministries and Certification in partnership with COTE, involves a close look at the variety of Commissioned Ruling Elders education programs offered by presbyteries, seminaries, colleges and others. The second part of the study was produced by the Center for the Study of Theological Education at Auburn Seminary.