"So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock." 1 Peter 5:1-3
Our Church Council
Worship Committee Chair
Education Committee Chair
Members serve a two year term, and will be eligible for a second term, if the congregation wishes to reelect the same person.
The Council receives its authority from this Congregation, and may be limited by same. The Council is to represent, serve, and perform its tasks on behalf of the Congregation within those limits and per this Constitution. Individual members of the Council are delegated authority to serve within the bounds of their respective position descriptions.
The Office of the Keys
What is the Office of the Keys?
The Office of the Keys is the special power Christ gave to His Church on earth to forgive the sins of penitent sinners and to retain the sins of the impenitent as long as they do not repent.
Where is this written?
"And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” John 20:22-23