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What are Elders?

C@C Elders Randy Parker, Mick Bennett, Doug Self, Dan Taylor, Charley Hill, Jay Fowler, Ken Jammaron (Ken’s face on Collin Boyle’s body!), Rob Goodwin, Clayton Collier, Mick Daly. What are Elders?. Shepherds (1 Peter 5) “To the elders among you …

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What are Elders?

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  1. C@C EldersRandy Parker, Mick Bennett, Doug Self, Dan Taylor, Charley Hill, Jay Fowler, Ken Jammaron (Ken’s face on Collin Boyle’s body!), Rob Goodwin, Clayton Collier, Mick Daly

  2. What are Elders? Shepherds(1 Peter 5) “To the elders among you … Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care…. Overseers(1 Peter 5) serving as overseers… because you are willing, as God wants you to be; … eager to serve; … being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away … Sheep Before anything else we Elders are Sheep in the flock of the Chief Shepherd

  3. Heart - Rob Goodwin THE HEART OF THE MATTER

  4. Heart “CONSISTENTLY INCONSISTENT” THAT'S ME!

  5. Heart BE ENCOURAGED … YOUR HEART IS GOOD!

  6. Heart HOW DO I LIVE LIKE I KNOW MY HEART IS GOOD?

  7. Prayer by the Elders - Mick Bennett “Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:13-16

  8. Expect a Miracle - Dan Taylor “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.” James 5:13-16

  9. “One another” - Randy Parker “Teacher, What is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied … ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’” Matthew 22:36-37

  10. “One another” “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22: 39-40 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 “This is my command: Love each other.” John 15:17

  11. “One another” Love Yourself … Love your neighbor….. Love one another….. Love each other Love THEM as Jesus love us?!

  12. “One another” • Where do I start? • What is the next step? • Small Groups • Gathering Center • Get involved in each other’s lives Dare to love your neighbor and one another as Jesus commands us to

  13. Leadership – Mick Daly CHURCH “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but … I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12-14

  14. Leadership Joshua-style “Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped … and serve the LORD. But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served … or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.“ Joshua 24:14-15

  15. You Are a Leader …. what ME?! But … I don’t have the giftof Leadership! “Each of us looks like a Sheep from the front and a Shepherd from the back” (“They Smell Like Sheep” Dr. Lynn Anderson) Each of us is: • a Follower (Sheep) • a Leader (Shepherd) “’Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men.’”Mark 1:17

  16. Leadership What is Leadership? • “Influence” (by the example we live) • the most introverted person influences 10,000 in their life Where are you called to lead? • Home • Work/Business • Neighborhood/Community • Church What makes a goodLeader? • ”A leader is a person with a compass in his head and a magnet in his heart.” Dr. Howard Hendricks

  17. You Have a Leadership … in your head • Direction, Values • “True North” • Always UP • A Head like Jesus in your heart • Opposites attract • Believers – non-believers, Husbands – Wives • Pulling others behind you, onto the right path • A Heart like Jesus UP LifeShapes IN OUT recalibrate recharge

  18. As a Leader … Who am I Leading? …. where am I Leading them? …. who am I Following? “Lord, I want to be just like You'Cause he wants to be just like meI want to be a holy exampleFor his innocent eyes to seeHelp me be a living Bible, LordThat my little boy can readI want to be just like You 'Cause he wants to be like me”Phillips, Craig & Dean

  19. “Lead Like JESUS!” “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way” Embrace the concept: You Are a Leader! How are you going to Lead? Lead like YOU or … Who are you going to Lead? Where are you going to Lead them? Who you are you going to Follow? “be strong and courageous”

  20. Quiet Time - Clayton Collier “Can You Hear Me Now?”

  21. Quiet Time Quiet Time ‘success’ needs: • A Place • A Time • A Book • A Friend

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