Elders

“If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” – 1 Timothy 3:1

The Affirmation Process

Periodically, the Elder Board Nominating Committee seeks out godly men of our church to serve on the elder board. You can help identify qualified candidates by nominating men who fulfill the biblical requirements outlined below and have demonstrated spiritual maturity, leadership, and commitment to the church’s vision.

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The Nominating Committee will recommend the final candidate(s) to join the Elder Board. These nominees are then introduced to the congregation and an opportunity is given for church members to affirm each candidate or provide feedback as to why they feel a candidate is unfit to serve as an elder according to the standard described in Titus 1.

  • Role of Elder Board

      The Role of the Elder Board

      Fellowship Alliance Chapel is an Elder governed church. This means that a group of spiritually mature men who have demonstrated leadership in the church and commitment to the church’s vision serve as overseers of the health and vitality of the church as a whole. Our Senior Pastor, Seth McCoy, serves as the Chairman of the Elder Board. Other officers include the Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary. Due to the weight of responsibility these volunteers are called to, each volunteer is called to serve as Elder for a term of five years. This creates a constant need to identify men who are qualified and called to serve on our Elder Board.

  • Qualifications

      Qualifications for Elders

      The Apostle Paul outlines the biblical qualifications for the office of Elder in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1:

      The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil. (1 Timothy 3:1-7 ESV)

      If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. (Titus 1:6-9 ESV)