Our church is governed by a group of spiritually mature men who have been ordained by the Lord to oversee this portion of God’s flock. We seek to maintain the Lordship and direction of Jesus Christ over His Body, the church – seeking His mind and will, through His Spirit and the Word of God in all our actions and decisions.
According to the Word, spiritually mature men (elders) are to be appointed as overseers to share in the responsibility of shepherding the flock of God through: teaching the Word, prayer, discipleship, giving counsel, correction, and settling disputes (Acts 20:28; Exodus 18:19-22). They are called to heal the sick, help the weak, and bring back the lost (Ezekiel 34:4). Overseers also have the responsibility to protect doctrinal truth and must lead by example (1 Peter 5:2, 3; Titus 1:9).
In Titus 1, Paul exhorted Titus to: “…set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders…” (to serve as “bishops” or overseers). He wrote: “…if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. For [an overseer] must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.”