Daca in prima postare avem Criteriile de Calificare a prezbiterilor/batranilor si Autoritaea lor, in aceasta postare facem cunostinta cu Responsabilitatile lor:
Inherent with the Scriptural authority of Elders over the church body are the clear statements of Scripture concerning self-judgment (I Corinthians 11:31) , subjection to all Christians (I Peter 5:5), and maintaining harmony within the body through gentleness rooted in humility (Galatians 6:1 and II Timothy 2:24-26).
Consistent with these Scriptural statements, the Elders will undertake with joy the duties and responsibilities set forth in the New Testament, such as:
PRAY: Have a consistent personal prayer time. The Elders should devote a significant amount of their time together to pray for the needs of the congregation, for the local community, and the world. Acts 6:4 (Note the prayers of Paul for his people, e.g. Ephesians 1:15-23; Ephesians 3:13-21; Philippians 1:4, 5; Colossians 1:9-14).
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STUDY: Have a consistent personal time of study of God’s word and other study material that will help him to grow in accordance with God’s will for him. I Timothy 4:13; II Timothy 2:15; II Timothy 3:16,17.
TEACH: Be ready to teach God’s precepts and admonitions as opportunity presents itself. II Timothy 2:15; Acts 20:28; Hebrews 13:17; I Timothy 3:2.
GUARD: Be on alert for any false doctrine or teaching that may infiltrate the church, and be ready to take action to remove it if found. Acts 20:28.
OVERSEE: Be a shepherd to God’s sheep by example and deed. Each Elder will be assigned members of the congregation and will make themselves available as necessary to meet with or communicate with those in their assigned Elder Care Group. Acts 20:28; I Peter 5:2.
ADMONISH: Be ready to warn of Satanic attacks on both the church and individuals. Acts 20:31.
SUPPORT and RULE the HOUSEHOLD of GOD: Provide for the orderly rule of the local church body. I Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 13:17; Titus 1:9.
DISCIPLINE: Being for the purpose of maintaining the purity of the church and restoration of the individual, discipline will be carried out in an attitude of love and will follow the pattern of Matthew 18:15-17 in matters of:
Difficulties between members (Matthew 18:15-17, I Cor. 5:5, 6).
Disorderly conduct (II Thess. 3:6-15).
Divisiveness (Romans 16:17, 18; Titus 3:9, 10).
Immorality (I Corinthians 5:1-13).
False Teaching (I Timothy 1:20; II Timothy 2:17, 18; Revelation 2: 14, 15, 20).
Wolves in the flock (Acts 20:29).
Elders speaking perverse things (Acts 20:30).
Any accusation against an Elder shall be in accordance with the pattern of I Timothy 5:19, 20.
The Council of Elders can determine other duties and responsibilities as the need(s) arise.
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