Existence Church is led by an elder board that is committed to glorifying God, forwarding the vision and values of Existence, and loving and leading the church family. The primary role of an elder board is to discern, shepherd, and serve as the overall spiritual and organizational guardians of the church.
“Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” Acts 20:28
THE ROLE AND QUALIFICATIONS OF AN ELDER
The role and qualifications for an elder include but are not limited to the following; Men who lead their families well, consistently serving Jesus, growing in their knowledge of the Bible, praying for those who are sick, exemplifying the character trait of humility, settling disputes, solving problems, advancing the Kingdom and maintaining a good reputation both in and out of the church. (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-7)
Current Elders: Jason Burns, Nick Bonner, Dennis Baker, Levi Ryan, Ken Velarde, and Josh Hotsenpiller.
COMMITMENT OF AN ELDER
+ Once a month elder meeting. In that meeting they discuss present and future goals, pray for the church family, review and make financial decisions and more. If you would like for us to pray for you please contact Shawn Kennedy.
+ Consistent weekly prayer. Elders pray on a regular basis for the present needs and future direction of Existence Church.
+ Encourage our leadership team. Elders reach out on a regular basis to affirm and encourage our leadership team. They are an invaluable source of wisdom and support.
+ Various special needs or meetings. As they come up during the month or year, the elder board will meet to address specific needs or meetings.
DOWNLOADABLE ELDER APPLICATION
If you would like to see the elder application form, please click here to download it.