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Our Elders

The Elders of Harvest Bible Chapel are here to serve the Lord by serving our church family.

 

The Scriptures show that the elders serve by leading and that their responsibility involves the spiritual oversight of the congregation. All elders are equal in authority but not necessarily equal in influence.

The elders’ primary responsibilities include –
Doctrine

Ensuring that the doctrine of the church is biblical; all doctrinal issues in the church will be settled by the Board of Elders.

Direction

Ensuring that the direction of the church is consistent with the Harvest Bible Chapel statement of purpose and the Four Pillars.

Discipline

Administering in love and humility the process of church discipline as outlined in Matthew 18:15-20; Galatians 6:1-4; Titus 3:10; 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15; 1 Timothy 5:17-25; 1 Corinthians 5; 2 Corinthians 2:5-11, and Romans 16:17.

Latest Updates

  • Elder Update | October 2017

    The Elder Board met on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28. The extended retreat format allowed time for...

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  • Elder Update | September 2017

    The Board met for an unusually long, candid conversation that focused on developing a deeper connection between Harvest governance...

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  • Elder Update | Summer 2017

    The Elders met for a special Elder meeting on Sunday, August 6, 2017. The work resulting from this meeting...

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Elder Duties

The Scriptures show that the elders serve by leading and that their responsibility involves the spiritual oversight of the congregation. All elders are equal in authority but not necessarily equal in influence.

The elders’ primary responsibilities include:

Plurality of Elders

The Scriptures teach that a plurality of elders governed individual New Testament churches (Acts 14:23; Acts 20:28; Titus 1:5; Philippians 1:1). The Scripture does not mention any congregations featuring a stand-alone pastor and leader. A plurality of godly elders, exercising their individual giftedness, squares with the Scripture’s teaching that wisdom is found in a multitude of godly counselors (Proverbs 11:14; Proverbs 12:15; Proverbs 15:22; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 24:6). This truth does not eliminate the possibility and likelihood that one or more elders will stand out from the others as more public in their ministries or more influential in their workings on the Elder Board.