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

Elder’s Devotions 9

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Devotional focus:

Paul’s Charge to Timothy – II Timothy 3:10 – 4:8

10 But you know from watching me that I am not that kind of person. You know what I believe and the way I live and what I want. You know my faith in Christ and how I have suffered. You know my love for you, and my patience. 11 You know how many troubles I have had as a result of my preaching the Good News. You know about all that was done to me while I was visiting in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra, but the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and those who decide to please Christ Jesus by living godly lives will suffer at the hands of those who hate him. 13 In fact, evil men and false teachers will become worse and worse, deceiving many, they themselves having been deceived by Satan. 14 But you must keep on believing the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know that you can trust those of us who have taught you. 15 You know how, when you were a small child, you were taught the holy Scriptures; and it is these that make you wise to accept God’s salvation by trusting in Christ Jesus. 16 The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right. 17 It is God’s way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone

2 Timothy 4

1 And so I solemnly urge you before God and before Christ Jesus—who will someday judge the living and the dead when he appears to set up his Kingdom—2 to preach the Word of God urgently at all times, whenever you get the chance, in season and out, when it is convenient and when it is not. Correct and rebuke your people when they need it, encourage them to do right, and all the time be feeding them patiently with God’s Word.

3 For there is going to come a time when people won’t listen to the truth but will go around looking for teachers who will tell them just what they want to hear. 4 They won’t listen to what the Bible says but will blindly follow their own misguided ideas. 5 Stand steady, and don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Bring others to Christ. Leave nothing undone that you ought to do. 6 I say this because I won’t be around to help you very much longer. My time has almost run out. Very soon now I will be on my way to heaven. 7 I have fought long and hard for my Lord, and through it all I have kept true to him. And now the time has come for me to stop fighting and rest. 8 In heaven a crown is waiting for me, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that great day of his return. And not just to me but to all those whose lives show that they are eagerly looking forward to his coming back again.

I. The foundation must stay in place as we venture into new challenges.
II. The importance of our Mission Statement.
III. Our Vision only accelerates our purpose.

Prayer Time:

Calling out to God for direction, wisdom, faith, vision, to open and close doors. His purposes. His way!

Elder’s Devotions 7

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Devotional Focus:

Ephesians 3:14-21 *Paul’s prayer

*Identify conditions of faith

*These result in qualifying for God’s unlimited power working through us.

Prayer Time:

*Adoration from the Psalms

*Desire for God to work through us mightily.

*For His priorities to be accomplished through us.

*For His vision for us to be brought to reality.

*For – ( special person of the month )