The Scriptures show that the Elders serve by leading and lead by serving. Their responsibility involves the spiritual oversight of the congregation.
The Elder Primary Responsibilities
Ensuring that the doctrine of the church is biblical; all doctrinal issues in the church will be settled by the Board of Elders;
Ensuring that the direction of the church is consistent with the Northview Bible Church statement of purpose.
Administering in love and humility the process of church discipline as outlined in Matthew 18:15-20; Galatians 6:1-4; Titus 3:10; 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15; 1 Timothy 5:17-25; 1 Corinthians 5; 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 and Romans 16:17.
Plurality of Elders
The Scriptures teach that a plurality of elders governed individual New Testament churches - Acts 14:23; Acts 20:28; Titus 1:5; Philippians 1:1. A plurality of godly elders, exercising their individual giftedness, squares with the Scripture's teaching that wisdom is found in a multitude of godly counselors -- Proverbs 11:4; Proverbs 12:15; Proverbs 15:22; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 24:6
The Northview Bible Church Senior Pastor serves as an Elder and full voting member of the Shepherding Elder Council. The Senior Pastor is called to share his gifts of preaching, teaching, equipping and leading with the church body.
Northview Bible Church Elders meet the second Tuesday evening and the fourth Tuesday morning of each month for study, prayer and leadership. In addition, each of our elders shepherd a group of 15-20 families through visitation, prayer, counsel and communication.
Click HERE for a directory of our Shepherding Elders
Deacon primary responsibilities:
The Deacons are responsible to give oversight and direction to all aspects of the facilities God has entrusted to us.
The Deacons, under the direction of the church treasurer, administrate the church budget and its expenditures. The Deacons also administrate and disperse the Benevolence Fund to those in our church body who are in need.
Northview Bible Church Deacons meet the monthly for planning, evaluation, and to review facility concerns.
Click HERE for a directory of our Ministering Deacons.