What is an elder?
According to the New Testament concept of eldership, elders lead church, teach and preach the Word, protect the church from false teachers, exhort and admonish saints in sound doctrine, visit the sick and pray, and judge doctrinal issues. Simply stated, elders shepherd, oversee, lead, and care for the local church.
What steps are required to be an elder at BBC?
In addition to the biblical qualifications, a man desiring to be an elder must agree with and support the Burleson Bible Church Constitution, By-laws, and Philosophy of Ministry and evidence training, gift, calling, and experience adequate for the position. He must commit to the Leadership Core and evidence satisfactory leadership training as determined by the board.