|I have served as Elder at Vast for several years. My role is to participate with our eldership team and the leadership team as a whole. I believe our most sacred role is to labor in prayer for and shepherd the flock of God. 1 Peter 5:2.
We meet regularly to pray, to plan, and direct the activities, finances and ministries of Vast church. Discipling, counseling, encouraging, are all shepherding activities. I lead one of the men’s Bible studies and I have led home church groups on several occasions
We never seem to be overstaffed with elders. The Bible tells us in 1 Timothy that if anyone aspires to the office of overseer he desires a noble task.
We seek to consider men who aspire to seek the office of elder, overseer, shepherd, teacher. ( Biblically interchangeable words for the same office). 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 lay out qualifications for the office. Do you aspire to the office of overseer?