Blog Archives: November 2012

What Will Our Elders Do?

November 24, 2012
One of the pastoral tasks I have given myself to this fall is preparing for the Celebratory Worship Service and Dinner Party on Sunday, December 16, where we will perform several sacred actions, one of which will be to ordain our first group of elders and deacons.  I have written a bit about the ministry of our deacons, so a word about the ministry of our elders is also in order. 

In Luke’s two-volume history of Jesus and the apostolic church, we read:

 “Paul and Barnabas appointed elders in each church and, with prayer and fasting, ...