NOMINATE AN ELDER
This time of year, as part of our leadership process, the elders would appreciate hearing from the church members concerning men who might be biblically qualified (Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3) for elder leadership in our church.
The office of elder is a high calling. The character of those who serve in that capacity is highlighted in the following passages. They serve as under-shepherds to the Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ. They are stewards of the church that God loves and bought through the death and resurrection of his Son. It is hard to overestimate the gravity or the blessing of the office.
“This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” Titus 1:5-9
“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer[a] must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.” 1Timothy 3:1-7
Please recommend men you think should be considered. The current elders will prayerfully vet those you nominate before bringing recommendations to the congregation for affirmation at the annual budget and elections meeting. Here is a list of our current elders and their term ending year.
CURRENT ELDERS - WILSONVILLE
Rick Brownell - 2020
Andy Veitch - 2021
CURRENT ELDERS - WEST LINN
Dale Austen - 2020
Aeric Estep - 2020
Mark Hanson - 2019
Tim Robertson - 2020