ELDERS - Identification
The Bridge is an elder-led church. Elders are men whom God raises up to provide spiritual leadership and care for the local church. Just like a pastor, it is a position of great spiritual responsibility that should be sought only after an individual prayerfully senses God's call on his life to co-labor with other men in shepherding the spiritual health of a local congregation.
We believe that God's call will be evident in the lives of those men who will ultimately fill the position of elder. Such men will meet the biblical qualifications for the office (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:1-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4), and will demonstrate a genuine concern for the welfare of those around them.
To help facilitate the process of identifying potential candidates for the position of elder, the current Elder Board has developed two applications for men interested in pursuing this role.
After prayerfully seeking God's direction, if this is a step you believe God is leading you to take, please download the applications below (one for you and one for your spouse), complete them, and then email both applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Elder Board will be receiving applications for the next round of elder training through December 9, 2015.