The Session is the governing body of a local Presbyterian church. The Congregation elects individuals who are committed, active and gifted leaders to serve as “elders”. Why are they called “elders”? The title comes from an ancient Greek work “presbytos” which translated, “ruled by elders”. In both the Old and New Testament we have many examples of “elders” overseeing the ministry of God’s people. Of course, it is also the word that is the root of why we call ourselves “Presbyterian”. It simply denotes the type of government the church works with. The Session is responsible for all the various ministry areas of the congregation, such as Worship and Music, Christian Education/Discipleship/Bible study for all ages; Mission and outreach (local, national and international); church finances and generosity; membership, and more. They meet at Wake Forest Presbyterian the third Thursday of each month. Their various committees meet the first Thursday of each month, and anyone who is interested in working more closely in a particular area of ministry are welcomed to come be part of a particular ministry team.