What is an Elder?
According to our understanding of 1 Timothy 5:17, elders are the leaders of the local church. As such, they should be pace-setters in spiritual matters, an example to the flock, and persons of vision and faith.
Who are our Elders?
What does it take to be an elder?
Spirituality – a strong Bible-based faith / is well-grounded in God's Word and prayer
Giftedness – needs to be gifted as a leader
Passion – a strong desire to serve
Experience – an understanding of the church and Biblical doctrine
Chemistry – a good working relationship with other elders and staff
Proven Service – has established himself through effective ministry involvement