Why Does the Church Need Elders?<br />A Study of the Eldership<br />
Why Does the Church Need Elders?<br /><ul><li>Leadership
Guidance
Protection
Spiritual Food
Trust</li></li></ul><li>Why Does the Church Not Need Elders?<br /><ul><li>To pay the bills
To “have elders”
To “be a church”
Its been long enough
The Bible says
To fill a position
To have names in a bulletin</li></li></ul><li>A Personal Thought<br />“The church needs qualified leaders to bring the chu...
Elders – A First Look<br />“And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.”<br />(Acts 11.30;...
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Why does the church need elders

  1. 1. Why Does the Church Need Elders?<br />A Study of the Eldership<br />
  2. 2. Why Does the Church Need Elders?<br /><ul><li>Leadership
  3. 3. Guidance
  4. 4. Protection
  5. 5. Spiritual Food
  6. 6. Trust</li></li></ul><li>Why Does the Church Not Need Elders?<br /><ul><li>To pay the bills
  7. 7. To “have elders”
  8. 8. To “be a church”
  9. 9. Its been long enough
  10. 10. The Bible says
  11. 11. To fill a position
  12. 12. To have names in a bulletin</li></li></ul><li>A Personal Thought<br />“The church needs qualified leaders to bring the church out of its infancy and into maturity, so with everyone working together, the body of Christ grows in closeness to God and fellowship with each other.”<br />
  13. 13. Elders – A First Look<br />“And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.”<br />(Acts 11.30; ESV)<br />
  14. 14. The Elder Timeline<br />Pentecost – 33 AD<br />First mention of elders – 44, 45 AD<br />A 11 year difference!<br />
  15. 15. Leadership and the Early Church<br />The Leadership of the Apostles:<br /><ul><li>Acts 4.34-35
  16. 16. Acts 6.1-6</li></li></ul><li>Leadership and the Early Church<br />The Leadership Transfer?<br /><ul><li>Money was sent to the elders, could this be the transfer of leadership?
  17. 17. Reference to Acts 6.1-6
  18. 18. Paul sets the qualification of these leaders.</li></li></ul><li>Leadership sets a Standard<br />Leadership of the Church:<br /><ul><li>Acts 15.2-23- The apostles and elders
  19. 19. Acts 20.17-38 – Paul speaks to the elders</li></li></ul><li>Leadership sets a Standard<br />Leadership of the Church:<br /><ul><li>Acts 15.2-23- The apostles and elders
  20. 20. Acts 20.17-38 – Paul speaks to the elders</li></li></ul><li>Leadership sets a Standard<br />Leadership of the Church:<br /><ul><li>Who will set a leadership standard for us?
  21. 21. Who will meet the qualifications?</li></li></ul><li>A Personal Thought<br />“The church needs qualified leaders to bring the church out of its infancy and into maturity, so with everyone working together, the body of Christ grows in closeness to God and fellowship with each other.”<br />
  22. 22. Why Does the Church Need Elders?<br />A Study of the Eldership<br />
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