Biblical Guidelines for Living (For all Christians, especially Elders)

How should you select elders to lead Foothills Baptist Church? The answer is both weighty and pressing because the issue comes up before the church this evening. How will the church decide who should serve as your lay elders? How are you to make that decision?

Fortunately, the Bible gives clear instructions to help Christians make this judgment. It is helpful to remember that eldership requires a plurality. In other words, no single man will have power over the other elders. They work in tandem to seek God’s will for the church. Also, remember that no Christian is perfect. If perfection was required, all of us would fail, including elders.

Scripture: Philippians 2:13; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-3; Acts 20:28