Church Leadership Community
We proudly profess that the ultimate leader of our church is Jesus Christ. He is alive and leading His people around the world today and we count it an honor to acknowledge Him rightfully as our CEO. What He has spoken in His word, the Bible, is our supreme authority in life and for the affairs of our church. Sensing His direction and heart for our specific congregation is the key to being His followers in this time and location where He has sovereignly placed us. Thus, we sincerely affirm that Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the God-man, is the Senior Pastor of our church providing leadership for His people here and around the world.
Jesus Christ, Senior Pastor
“… He is the head of the body, the church” (Colossians 1:18).
Jesus our “...Chief Shepherd” (1 Peter 5:4)
We acknowledge that Jesus has entrusted, as His co-workers, a human and earthly leadership for His church. He has placed the leadership of the church in the hands of the local congregation, that is, those who are saved, having been knitted together in the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit and organized together in unity for the fulfillment of God’s purposes. Every one in our church is called to be a leader of sorts, for we are all called to be ministers according to the Scripture (1 Pt.2:9-12). God has given each Christian a unique role and service to play in the local church. From among the ministers in our congregation, we acknowledge that God has specifically gifted and called a group to lead us. We refer to this group as our “Leadership Community.”
Within the Leadership Community, the highest human authority under Christ is our Pastoral Team, a team of men who provide overall leadership for the affairs of our local church. Under their supervision, we have another team, which we call our Church Ministry Team and they work to serve the church in a variety of capacities. Together our Church Ministry Team and Pastoral Team form our Leadership Community. As a church we gladly follow the direction of our leaders, as they follow Christ, so that together we might be a church that brings glory to God by fulfilling our role in the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Mt. 28:19).
To meet our church leaders, please visit these two pages:
For more information:
Are we supposed to obey our pastors?
Should pastors be paid a salary?
Is the priesthood of all believers Biblical?
Should Christians judge the teachings of their leaders?
Should it be required that a man have formal Bible education before he can serve as a pastor?
What does the Bible say about the role of associate/assistant pastor?