These men have been on a long journey which began late last year, involving their initial nomination, many months of classroom training, a written examination on the Bible and theology, an interview by the Elder Board and a final confirmation of their nomination. Beginning on Sunday, November 15th through Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 we will hold a weeklong congregational meeting during which adult members of Covenant Church may vote for any or all of these men. The Elder Board recommends all. An electronic ballot will be provided when the time comes. Those who are elected by a majority of those who vote will be ordained to the office of Elder on Sunday, December 6th, 2020.
In the meantime, we urge you to pray, thanking God for each of these men who have persevered through this prolonged process and asking God to confirm His will for them through the votes of our members. And as you pray, consider the inspired words of the Apostle Paul as he describes the kind of men who should be appointed as Elders in His Church.
Titus 1:6-9, “An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”
If you have questions about any nominee, please contact them directly. For questions about the process or the plan moving forward, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome your input and inquiries.