The leadership of Valley Springs consists of a body of Teaching and Ruling Elders, called The Session, and a body of Deacons and Diaconal Ministers, called the Diaconate.
"The elders jointly have the government and spiritual oversight of the Church, including teaching. Only those elders who are specially gifted, called and trained by God to preach may serve as teaching elders. The office of deacon is not one of rule, but rather of service both to the physical and spiritual needs of the people. In accord with Scripture, these offices are open to men only." (BCO 7-2)
Ruling Elders and Deacons are elected by the congregation for a three-year term of active service and may serve multiple successive terms. The ordination of Ruling Elders and Deacons is considered to be a lifetime office. A season of nominations and elections is observed annually.
To contact The Session generally: email email@example.com or call (916) 786-7940 option 5
To contact The Diaconate generally: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 786-7940 option 4