Leadership Class – Sep. 29
Certain men or women will be assigned by the Elders to lead specific ministries inside of the church. These individuals must be people of character and integrity that the Elders believe have been gifted or called by God to lead. Examples of these are: Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, GO Team, etc. These individuals will report to the Elders and be held accountable by the Elders.
Deacons are biblically qualified men with proven, godly character who consistently serve the church under the authority of the Elder Body. It is not that these men only have special assignments, though at times they might; it is, instead, that these men have regular assignments and serve the physical areas of the church consistently as a model of faithfulness and humility. (See Acts 6:1-7; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:8-13; et. Al.)
The Elders are the overseers (“shepherds”) of this local church (1 Peter 5:22). The ministry of overseeing the congregation of First Family Church includes praying for the members of the congregation, individually and corporately; teaching sound doctrine (Titus 1:9); refuting false teaching (Titus 1:9); directing the affairs of the church (1 Timothy 5:17) and serving as an example of Christian life (1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9). Together, the Elders, of whom the Lead Pastor is part, make up the Elder board and share the responsibility and authority to give pastoral leadership in the church.
If you’re interested in leadership at First Family, we’d love for you to attend our next Leadership Class, coming up September 29 at 10:30am in Student Center Room 202.