In our denomination when elders are put into office they are charged with the statement below in regards to the office they are taking. We have been looking at the role of elder in the church and realistically what I would love to see the church do is expand this role beyond the few people … Continue reading Christian Leadership: Power vs. Humility
Last week we looked briefly at the idea of spiritual oversight in the church and I was wondering how we are really doing in that very important area of doing church. I want to keep exploring that with you in this weeks’ post (and of course really wrestle with it!!) What are the avenues for … Continue reading What is our measurement for Overseers?
We pay a lot of attention to veterans and especially those seasoned veterans who have served in our armed forces... and we should!! But in this series of blogs starting today I want us to consider the seasoned veterans in our churches... who may be known as elders??!! As I have had opportunity to begin … Continue reading Seasoned Veterans (elders??)
“But the overall context of my particular assignment in the pastoral vocation, as much as I am able to do it, is to see to it that these men and women in my congregation become aware of the possibilities and the promise of living out in personal and local detail what is involved in following … Continue reading Will the Real Pastor Please Stand Up