Biblical Eldership, Pt. 1: What is an Elder?

1 Peter 5:1-5

What is an elder?

An elder is a ______________________ Christian whose life demonstrates a level of ______________________ ________________________ and who has a proven track record of ___________________________ __________________ before the church.

 Peter chooses one word above all others to describe the work of the elders: ­­­­___________________________.

­­­­F__________________: What do elders do?

  1. P______________________ the flock. (Acts 20:28-31a, Acts 15:1-2, Titus 1: 5, 9)
  2. F_____________ the flock. (1 Timothy 5:17)
  3. L_____________ the flock. (Titus 1:7, 1 Peter 5:2)
  4. Meeting the P____________________ N______________ of the flock. (James 5:14, Acts 20:35)

 

F___________: What should it look like in our church?

  1. S__________________ Leadership

1 Kings 3:5-14

Deuteronomy 17:14-17

1 Samuel 8:7

Luke 22:25-37

Next week: Part 2 – We will talk about Q________________________ Leadership.

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