Last night I met with our elders, 7pm, on a Monday night. We typically meet every other Friday at 5:45am to avoid conflicting with evenings and time away from our families. But from time to time we have scheduling conflicts, so Monday night (or whatever time) it is! You might think that our elders might be at least a little bit put out by having to come up to the church office in the middle of an evening for a meeting, but they weren’t. They never are. Not only do I get to lead, feed, and protect God’s flock with these men, we actually ENJOY our time together. In addition to discussing the stewardship of the Lord’s work, I nearly always belly laugh at least once or twice during our meetings. These men love the Lord. They love the church. And while we don’t say it for fear someone might lose their “man card” because of the bond we share in Christ Jesus, we love each other.
So I exhort the elders among you….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. 1Peter5:1-3
Grace Bible, our current serving elders, other than myself, are Theron Whitley, Jeff Crelia, and Brent Wilkens. I thank God for these men. I hope y’all do too!