OUR ELDER PROCESS IS AS FOLLOWS:
Our constitution calls for a minimum of three elders. We have one vacancy and are considering expanding the elder board.
David Keefe is currently filling the vacancy in an interim capacity. He received as many or more nominations than any other candidate. We affirm his character and love for the local church.
We received several nominations from the congregation. We have spent several months praying over who we will invite to take the next step. We have started conversations with some of the men and their wives. We are still praying about the involvement of others. We will not announce individual candidates until we are ready to announce the group.
Our next step will be to invite the candidates and their wives into an elder study/development group beginning in the Fall of 2020. We will spend eighteen to twenty-four months studying and praying together. Our topics will include a thorough examination of “The Gospel Coalition Statement of Faith” and “Vision for Ministry;” “A Biblical Theology of the Local Church,” “A Biblical Theology of Spiritual Leadership,” “The Role and Qualifications of Biblical Elders,” “How Elders Function in a Local Church,” “ A Biblical Foundations for Discipleship and Counseling.”
We expect to come back to the congregation with a fresh vision of how elders should function at Christ Church and our recommendations of those who should serve.
For Christ, His Church & Our City,