Recently, the Lead Elder profile and job description were uploaded to our website. The Lead Elder Search Team asks you to please read through these documents and look at the characteristics we are seeking in our Lead Elder.
Since prayer is the most important part of our search process, we want to begin by asking you to be involved with us in very focused prayer.
In Daniel 9:18 we are reminded of something important about prayer. As Daniel prays for his people, he says, “For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness but because of your great mercy.” Daniel recognizes that God doesn’t respond to our prayers because of anything we do or anything we think we “bring to the table.” Instead, we can be confident in God and His response to our prayers because of who He is… He is good and He is merciful. Let’s be comforted by this as we approach our God in prayer.
This week, would you please be in prayer for your search team in the following specific ways?
- Wisdom as we press forward in our search. James 1:5-6 says that if we ask God for wisdom, He will give us wisdom generously and without reproach. The important thing to note about these passages is that we must ask in faith and expectancy. If we doubt as we pray, then are we really asking for anything at all?
- That God would lead us to a man of godly character. In Luke 6:45, Jesus tells His disciples that “the good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” We are seeking a man with this “good treasure” from God in his heart; a man who loves God and whose thoughts, words, and actions display a godly character.
- That God would lead us to a man who has been gifted by God to preach and teach the word. In 2 Timothy 2:15, Paul knows he is going to be martyred soon and gives Timothy some final instructions, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” We are seeking a man who wants to please God, who deeply understands the Scriptures and who can communicate well “the word of truth” to our church.
Thank you so much for your prayers, Church Family!