What is an Elder?

elders 1Leaders are very important; they can make or break any organisation, government or church.   Just as good leadership is vital to a country; so godly leadership is vital to the life, health and growth of the church.  The leaders in a church are called “elders”.  In our church it is the Elders that make up our Church Council.   Every two years, we as members nominate men who we believe will be godly elders; these men are screened by the existing church council; if accepted they must receive a majority vote at our Annual General Meeting to be on the Church Council.   We have adopted this model because we believe it’s wise and in accordance with the biblical model of church governance.