The synergy found in the church is noted in Ephesians 4:11-13. Leaders are given to the church to equip the saints so that the members of the church can contribute to the building up of the body.
It is everyone working together…elders, deacons and you!
Communication…feedback…interaction; it is all vital to our ability to work together so that “we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13)
With that in mind, here are a few ways we want to get started…together.
Contact: Each elder has been paired with a deacon and they have been given a list of names to contact. The goal is to contact the entire congregation by the end of September. You should be expecting to hear from an elder or a deacon soon.
This is a great opportunity to give feedback, voice concerns, ask questions or share prayer requests and needs you might have.
One of the main reasons we moved to elders and deacons was to better serve you and the various needs of the congregation. Your feedback will help us do that.
You can also use this time to encourage the elder or deacon who contacts you. Let them know that you are praying for them as they step into this role of servant leadership.
If for some reason, you don’t hear from an elder or a deacon in the next few months, let us know. We will make sure to reach out to you.
Communication: There are two other ways the elders and the deacons are striving to communicate with you.
Monthly, we will be posting the minutes of our elder meetings on REALM, our database. To gain access to the meeting minutes, you must have a Realm account and be logged into the system. If you don’t have a Realm account and would like to create one, you can do so here.
Once in Realm, under the Group menu you'll see "Minutes - Elders". Click on that group to open it and then on the Files tab. You will see the minutes listed by date.
This is one way to stay informed with what the elders are discussing.
Secondly, the elders and deacons have their own email address, and you can contact them directly if you have a question or a need.
Prayer: Finally, the elders are holding a monthly prayer gathering on the third Thursday evening of the month at 7:00 pm. This prayer gathering will be at the church.
This is a great way to communicate with each other and pray for the needs of the church and the church family.
The first prayer gathering is this Thursday, July 15. Join us!
Elders, Deacons and You! Let’s get started together!