1 Timothy 3:2-5 MSG
A (church) leader must be well-thought-of, committed to his wife, cool and collected, accessible, and hospitable. He must know what he's talking about, 3not be overly fond of wine, not pushy but gentle, not thin-skinned, not money-hungry. 4He must handle his own affairs well, attentive to his own children and having their respect. 5For if someone is unable to handle his own affairs, how can he take care of God's church?
Hebrews 13:17 NIV
Have confidence in your (church) leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.
Ephesians 4:11-13 ERV
(Christ) made some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to go and tell the Good News, and some to care for and teach God's people. 12Christ gave these gifts (to the church) to prepare God's holy people for the work of serving, to make the body of Christ stronger. 13This work must continue until we are all joined together in what we believe and in what we know about the Son of God. Our goal is to become (fully mature)--to look just like Christ and have all his perfection.
What is the role and responsibility of your church leaders?
Why should you pray for your church leaders?
Why should you honor and respect the authority of your church leaders? (What is the limit of their authority?).
ray for your church leaders – that they would be men and women of God first and foremost. Pray they might be men and women of prayer, the Word, filled with God’s Spirit, able to discern God’s leadership. Pray for God’s protection upon them and their families. Pray that God’s people would give them the trust and respect He desires.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS:
Paul Bridgers, Paul Fulkerson, Gus Cuellar, Jan Thomas, Mark Benson, Tim Watkins, Ellis Easterly (*also Elders)
Dawn Market, Debby Hill, Deborah Cuellar (**also Titus Women)
Don McClure – Celebrate Recovery