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Topic: Church Government

Elders, Part 2

The Calling and Responsibilities of Elders


Speaker: Kenneth Maresco

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-4

The Chief Shepherd calls men of character to eagerly serve as shepherds, overseers, and examples to his flock.

Elders, Part 1

Why Do We Need Elders?


Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: Acts 20:17-38

Christ has appointed elders to lead, shepherd, and teach his church.

How Church Works, Part 6

The Deacons


Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: 1 Timothy 3:1-13

Deacons are qualified non-governing officers in the church who serve under the direction and oversight of the elders in areas of practical or mercy-related ministry.

How Church Works, Part 5

The Congregation


Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-21

Why should the congregation be actively involved in the governance of the church, and how will this function at Covenant Life Church?

How Church Works, Part 4

The Elders: Shepherds and Overseers


Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 1 Peter 4:12-5:5

We must face suffering in this world by entrusting ourselves to God and his church.

How Church Works, Part 3

The Elders: Their Role and Qualifications


Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Timothy 3:1-7

Men of maturity and integrity can serve the church as elders by leading, shepherding, teaching, and equipping.

How Church Works, Part 2

The Chief Shepherd


Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-5

Jesus has all authority. We cannot understand the goodness of authority, the purpose of authority or the limitations of human authority in the church until we understand that Jesus is the ultimate authority.

How Church Works, Part 1

The Church of God


Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Acts 20:28

The call to deep concern for the good of God’s church applies to every Christian.