Worth noting about elders

Two things worth noting that might be helpful to know as you have read the stuff about elders.

1.  As the lead pastor, I am one of the elders.  You probably caught that from my references to “we”.  Right now there are seven of us and we come from all walks of life…School Psychologist, Construction Project Manager, Owner/Instructor of local dance studios, Semi-Retired Veterinarian, Appliance Salesman/Installer, Installation Manager for banking/security equipment.  We select additional elders as needed — usually every 2 years or so with a process that includes the whole church — as some step away or take a sabbatical after serving for the 3 year commitment.

2.  Suncrest never pays for our retreats.  Though it would be easily justified that our church budget would support an elder retreat, our elders choose to pay our own way for flights, meals, etc on these treats just to insure that we avoid any negative perceptions.

 

~ by Greg Lee on May 9, 2008.

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