Biblical Eldership

The apostle Paul says, “If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task” (1 Timothy 3:1).  The scriptures demand anyone who shepherds the flock of God meet the qualifications found in scripture.  Some of these qualifications include:

  • Must be above reproach (1 Tim 3:2)
  • The husband of one wife (1 Tim 3:2)
  • Sober-minded (1 Tim 3:2)
  • Self-controlled (1 Tim 3:2)
  • Respectable (1 Tim 3:2)
  • Hospitable (1 Tim 3:2)
  • Able to teach (1 Tim 3:2)
  • Not a drunkard (1 Tim 3:3)
  • Not violent, but gentle (1 Tim 3:3)
  • Not quarrelsome (1 Tim 3:3)
  • Not a lover of money (1 Tim 3:3)
  • Must manage his own household well (1 Tim 3:4)
  • With all dignity, keeps his children submissive (1 Tim 3:4)
  • Not a recent convert (1 Tim 3:6)
  • Must be well thought of by outsiders (1 Tim 3:7)

Our current Elders:

  • Chris Law (full-time pastor/elder)
  • Joel Fell (lay-elder)
  • Jerry Hartlaub (lay-elder)
  • Gary Powers (lay-elder)

A Christ-Exalting Church in Lake Geneva, WI