Archive for May 2015

Elders, Part 3: Functions

In these articles we are attempting to present the Father’s perspective on those who care for His flock so that everyone in Gateway can participate in the selection of additional elders to serve our church community. Elders carry weighty duties and responsibilities for which they will give account (Hebrews 13:17). The first place elders exercise responsibility…

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Elders, Part 2: Qualifications

In these articles we are attempting to present the Father’s perspective on those who care for His flock so that everyone in Gateway can participate in the selection of additional elders to serve our church community. Two words are used for “elders” in the Old Testament. The first, zegen, means “beard” while the second, sib,…

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Elders, Part 1: Who are They?

For the next several weeks, we will be providing some simple Biblical perspectives on the subject of eldership. The purpose of this is to define who elders are, what they do, what their purpose and place is, how they are selected and appointed and how they function. We trust these short studies will reveal to…

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