MEET OUR ELDERS
The New Testament Church gives example of elders (also recognized as bishops or shepherds) who led through being peacemakers, prayer warriors, teachers, leaders by example, and decision makers.
Passages that indicate the spiritual qualifications of elders include:
1 Tim 3:1-13; Tit 1:5-9; 1 Pet 5:1-5; Eph 4:11-16; Heb 13:7,17; John 13:1-20; John 10:1-19; Matt 20:20-28; Luke 22:24-27
"To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them..."
1 Peter 5:1-2
MINISTERS & OFFICE STAFF
Also, not pictured:
Debbie Mabry, Secretary
Steve Worley, Missions: Africa
Charles Cordon, Missions: Africa
(For More See Here)
Heather Robertson, Children's Ministry Coordinator
Tammy Bishop, Preschool Director
Dennis Brooks, Accounting (Volunteer)
Duane Williams, Maintenance
Thomas Stubbs, Maintenance
Last but not least: YOU!
"For just as each of us has one body with many members,
and these members do not all have the same function" - Romans 12:4
The Bible has specific qualitications for an elders and, if you're considering fulltime ministry, it places a high amount of responsibility on those who teach. However, it is also very vocal about how each and every one of us have a role to play in the Lord's work.
You may not be able to do what another Christian is able to do and that is BY DESIGN! All too often, people feel "inferior" or "limited" because they can’t teach, sing, or speak in public. God never intended for everyone to be good at the same things. He has given us different gifts. Different does not mean better than or worse than . . . it simply means different.
When you consider that 1) God gave you these gifts for a reason and 2) the church is like a body: you have understand that your part in the body is vital!
There are people in need of specifically your love, your prayers, your talents, your encouragement, your empathy, your friendship---- in a way no one else in the congregation can offer. You're called to be evangelistic within your peer group, which you have by way of your gifts. You're called to be involved in ministries that will help the Body to grow--- and will help the body HEAL.
We love you. God loves you. We can't list our leaders without listing, you!