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September 8 - November 17
stories have the power to make us laugh or cry. Stories have the ability to transport us from one place to another. A well-crafted narrative can make even the most complex ideas simple.

In this series, we plan to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to a type of story he used often. different from fables and allegories, parables use earthly stories to illustrate the heavenly realities of God’s kingdom.

Join us for this eleven-week study through the parables of Jesus as we ask the question “Has Christianity made any real difference in my life?”

 Leadership 2020 Recommendations

Elders

Elders are called to shepherd the Church body by serving among them and providing spiritual protection and are accountable to Christ and the Church membership. Elders are to provide overall leadership to the Church through prayer, the ministry of the Word, and pastoral care, and are to set the example for all Church members by their obedience to the mission of Christ and His Church (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 6:-4; 20:28-31; 1 Corinthians 4:14-16; 1 Timothy 3:2; 5:17; Hebrews 13:7, 17; and 1 Peter 5:1-4).

Elders are selected from the adult male membership of the Church as led by the Holy Spirit and affirmed by the Church membership. An Elder must have given evidence of spiritual maturity and service for an extended period of time. Elders include both staff and non-staff members. The qualifications for Elders are contained in Acts 14:32; 15; 20; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 5:17-22; Titus 1:5-9; and 1 Peter 5:1-4).


Deacons

Deacons serve the congregation by caring for members, tending to accommodations for for public worship, and assisting the Elders as needed. They may also assist in the maintenance of properties, administer benevolence funds, and perform other duties as prescribed by the Elders. The qualifications for Deacons are contained in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. In keeping with the principles set forth in Acts 6:1-6, the office of Deacon is not a position of spiritual authority.


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