Gary and Jason are taking on a topic that is sometimes seen as a foreign concept in the church: the role of elders. In this podcast, they explore the importance of this leadership position and why it is often misunderstood.
Many people believe that deacons should do the job of the elder, but Gary and Jason explain that deacons serve the pastor and the congregation. In contrast, elders provide spiritual accountability and protection for the pastor and the congregation. They delve into the biblical basis for this role and how elders can help strengthen and guide the church.
Gary and Jason also share their personal experiences and opinions and discuss the importance of incorporating this leadership position in the church. Although their church, IBEM, has not yet voted on whether or not to have elders, Gary and Jason are both very much in favor of incorporating elders into their leadership structure if the Lord leads the congregation in this direction.
Join Gary and Jason as they engage in this critical and thought-provoking discussion about the role of elders in the church.