Foothills Church Family,
The Elder Team is happy to announce that during our last Family Meeting on May 19, we presented Mario Paniagua as a candidate to serve as our 5th Lay Elder. The congregation will be asked to affirm Mario for this role by secret ballot in a special called Family Meeting on Sunday, June 9 at 4pm.
We believe that elders/pastors are men who lead the church to carry out her mission in the world, preach/teach the Scripture, care for the church family and protect them from error. They are accountable to God for the way in which they serve, and should be of such integrity and faith that if the church follows them, she will be healthier for it. We believe Mario is this sort of person.
Between now and Sunday, June 9, the congregation will hear from Mario on Sunday morning, June 2nd, in both worship hours. You can also learn more about him by reading his profile posted here. Finally, we encourage you to connect with Mario personally and ask him questions or raise any concerns you may have with gentleness and respect. He is committed to be available to you on Sunday mornings and looks forward to your conversations.
Thank you for continually praying for your Elder Team as we seek to faithfully and carefully lead the church. Please pray that God would be glorified and His church built up as we take this next step.