Elders

"In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word."" - Acts 6:1-4

Therefore, in accord with Biblical precedent and Christian freedom and love, the constitution and bylaws of St. John describe the duties of the Board of Elders in this place:

  • To assist the Pastor in all matters pertaining to the spiritual welfare of the Congregation
  • To supervise Christian discipline in the Congregation according to Matthew 18:15-17
  • Make every effort to induce members who have been negligent in their attendance at worship, in the use of the Sacraments, and in their financial support of the church, to mend their sinful ways and fully enjoy the rights and privileges of membership
  • See to it that all worship services be conducted in an orderly manner and commanded by our Lord (1 Corinthians 14:40)
  • Be an example of Christian conduct and conversation, according to our Lord's command (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

Greetings from the Elders,

September 1, 2018 - It’s a new beginning with school already started and many church activities happening. What is your attitude toward participation and sharing of your talents at St. John? There are many ways you can give of yourself. Perhaps God has given you the gift to teach, or maybe you just love to be around children.

Being able to relate to children allows you to witness your faith. Between Sunday School, Midweek and even assisting with the children’s Christmas program, there are plenty of ways to rejoice in the day the Lord has made. Talk to one of the school board members. Otherwise, there’s a host of Bible Studies, including men’s, cell groups, and at various organizational meetings. Contact any one of the elders if you want to be involved and need some guidance. God bless, - St. John Elders