Note: Husband and wife may not serve as incumbent elders/deacons simultaneously. D. Duties of a church elder (Hope City Church Constitution & Bylaws):
The Elders shall strive to meet the Biblical requirements of such passages as 1 Timothy 3:1-7 & 1 Peter 5:1-4.
They shall be responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church and the overall vision. This will include prayerful attention to the following important areas:
-Developing and casting vision through the leadership of the Lead Pastor.
-Guarding Biblical instruction.
-Arranging for the celebration of the ordinances (baptism and communion)
-Encouraging the development of spiritual gifts among the membership and encouraging the development of significant visionary ministries by those God has gifted.
-Encouraging the pastor(s) in their spiritual and professional development.
-Overseeing the provision and development of “pastoral care” in the Church.
-Overseeing the Directors of various aspects of ministry within the Church and participating in the Finance Team, and teams or committees as the need arises.
-Encouraging, exhorting, and when necessary carrying out appropriate discipline.
Nominations will be accepted until July 1st, 2019. Thank you!