The Qualifications of Elders
“1 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3 not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,[b] but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 4 one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence 5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); 6 not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” – 1 Timothy 3:1-7
The elders in consultation with the congregation have adopted an organizational plan to ensure that the depth and breadth of the work is accommodated and to provide each member the opportunity to participate in one or more functions. Four clusters of tasks or functions have been identified. Each of these functions is headed by an elder. One or more deacons or other members have been assigned each function. Each member is asked to identify with one or more functions. Further down on this page can is displayed information about each of the elders, which cluster of functions each is responsible for, and the general areas of focus that fall under that cluster.