CONGREGATION OF FAITH

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The Elder in the Church

          The elder is a leader in the Christian church.  It is a divinely appointed office that is held by men who are able to teach sound doctrine, refute error, be of good reputation, having believing children, who manage their households well, etc.  The elder should not be in office if he is unable to fulfill the requirements of the office and he should not be chosen because he is a popular figure in the local church.
          Being an elder is a high calling and there are thousands of very godly men in many churches and who seek God and serve Him as best as they can.  Women, should not be elders.  Elders should be able to teach correct doctrine and refute error. 
(Titus 1:6-9)

          Our Elders pray with families who are blessed with a new baby.
          Dedicating a child acknowledges God's sovereignty not only over the child, but also Mom and Dad. Parents present their child before God and His people asking for grace and wisdom in carrying out their responsibilities. Parents also come praying that their child might one day trust Jesus Christ as Savior for the forgiveness of sin.

          Our Elders pray with those young people who are graduating from high school and/or college.
          Graduation is a special time each year where families and individuals experience tremendous change in their lives. We set aside a special time in our services at Graduation time to recognize and to pray over and bless our graduates and their families.