New Life’s Elders & Deacons: Church Council
New Life is an Elder-led church which means we are led by a team of pastors. Elders have the responsibility of shepherding the church and keeping watch over it (Hebrews 13:17, Acts 20:28). They are to teach and preach sound doctrine (1 Timothy 5:17, Titus 1:9, 1 Timothy 3:2-7). They are to exercise spiritual oversight (1 Peter 5:2), and set an example for others (1 Peter 5:3). They are to serve as a managers and caretakers of the church (1 Timothy 3:5), determining church policy (Acts 15:22), and ordaining others (1 Timothy 4:4).
Our Elders work together with our Deacons to form our Church Council. The Church Council exists to coordinate planning and the execution of the expressed and reflected goals of what we believe God desires to accomplish in this church, and in our world.