1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9. Elders are critical to the health of the local church body. In this message we examine “how” we select the men that are to fill this office, and why must his qualifications be so stringent.
Acts 20:28-32, Ephesians 4:11-14, 2 Timothy 3:16, Acts 14:19-23. Elders are so important that Paul and Barnabas risked their lives to make sure newly planted church had biblical leadership in qualified elders. Why are elders so important?
1 Peter 5:1-3, Acts 20:17-18,28. God’s word clearly teaches what leadership in the church is to look like. In today’s message we look at an overview of the role of Elder/Shepherd in the local church. This is one who is overseers, mature in faith, and example and guide to the flock of God’s people.
Acts 6:1-7, 1 Timothy 3:8-13. Leadership in the local church is so important that our Lord has clearly laid out His plan for us on the pages of the New Testament. One of the offices He has given us is that of the Deacon. A very important role, yet one that has often in history not followed the biblical pattern.