Elder’s Job Discription

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Elder’s Job Description

  1.  Much time reading and studying the Bible.  Know God’s priorities.

  2.  Much time in prayer.  Seeking God’s direction, calling on the Lord, crying out to God, praising, supplication, thanksgiving, confessing and adoration. Including God in on everything.  Fasting on occasion.

  3.  Equipping, teaching, training, indoctrination, feeding the flock.  Teaching the milk and the meat of the Word.  Giving Biblical council.(teaching for special situations.)

  4.  Bring back those that have strayed away.

  5.  Minister to Christians that are hurting.  Bind up the broken.

  6.  Protect.  Watch for false doctrine. 

 7.  Tend to the sick.  Physical and spiritual.

  8.  In all things love.  Including hospitality.

  9.  Lead the lost to Jesus.

10.  Be an example.

11.  Oversee.  Identify needs and spiritual gifts.

12.  Ordaining.  Setting aside for special ministry.

Elder’s Job (FEEDING)

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The Elder’s Job

  To Teach (FEED)

(How teaching relates to the six titles of the elder.)

1.  Elder or 2.  Presbyter (Greek )

                               (Meaning older in the Word, because he must teach.)                                 

3.  Bishop or  4.  Overseer

                 (To observe and discover what needs to be taught.) 

                

5.  Pastor or 6.  Shepherd 

  (To feed and protect the sheep by teaching.) 

  • Jesus said, “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”
  • Ephesians, “Some pastor teachers to equip the saints.”
  • Jesus, Peter and Paul said, “Feed the sheep.”  Feed means teach.

Elder’s Devotions 14

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Devotional Focus:

Psalm 20:7 -9

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. 8 They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. 9 O LORD, save the king! Answer us when we call!

 Remember that victory comes from the Lord! Moses – Joshua – Samson – Gideon – David – Paul – Not trusting in horses, chariots, armor or ingenuity.

How do we get the Lord to give us Victory? What do we tend to trust in instead of God? How can we be most sensitive to the Lord’s leading?

Prayer:

Response to the way the Holy Spirit led our devotions tonight; (discuss thoughts first before praying)

Elder’s Devotions 13

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Devotional Focus:

Take turns reading – I & II Timothy & Titus           The Pastoral Epistles (1) Write ten things Jesus has done for this church.(2) Write ten things that you believe Jesus would have us work on. (3) Discussion and prayer.

(4) Write five ways Jesus is using you in His church

(5)  Write five things you believe Jesus would have you focus on, that you’re not right now.

(6) Discussion and prayer.

Elder’s Devotions 12

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Devotional Focus:  Read Psalm 34

Discuss results of calling on the Lord

Prayer:
       The Lord has brought us to this place in history. We need to continue calling on Him and praising Him all the more!  Round of prayer

Elder’s Devotions 11

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Introduction and high-lights of  the entire book of Nehemiah (recommend reading the whole book)

(1) Emphasis of prayer

(2) A major task

(3) Turning a curse into a blessing

Prayer

(1) God is our refuge and strength

(2) God is our source and resource

(3) Help us focus on God’s priorities and not be side tracked

(4) Praying for individual leaders by name and by assignment

(5) Praise for victories – Glory to the Most High(6) By faith – our expectation is of the Lord

Elder’s Devotions 10

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Devotional Focus:
Reading Malachi & I John in preparation for the coming Sunday’s Bible Times Service

Malachi Introduction – Larry

Chapter 1- Nathan

Chapter 2 – Tom

Chapter 3 – Dave P.

Chapter 4 – Dave B. .

Chapter 5 – Larry

I John Introduction – Larry

Chapter 1 – Nathan

Chapter 2 – Tom

Chapter 3 – Dave P.

Chapter 4 – Dave B

Prayer: 

Adoration

 Confession

 Thanksgiving

 Supplication