Our elders to devote themselves to the Word of God and to prayer, they are elected by the congregation and confirmed by presbytery. They are collectively described as the session and in essence oversee the spiritual life of the congregation.
The deacons of ASPC look after the church building, organise meetings and take care of administrational concerns. They seek to protect the elders of the church from distraction by logistical or temporal concerns.
We have a number of ministerial assistants who serve the church and the minister by taking care of administration, planning events, and taking part in both evangelism and teaching. They are also students at Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary, here in the heart of Newcastle.