Our elders are called to lead and shepherd the congregation.
- They direct the affairs of the church.
- The elders pray for members of the congregation, provide spiritual guidance for them, oversee the preaching and teaching of the Word and worship services, establish and oversee all Christian Education.
- Elders also teach the Word in various capacities (including small groups).
- Elders exercise church discipline, examine ruling elders and deacons, examine the records and budget of the church, approve actions of special importance affecting church property, call congregational meetings and perform other duties to direct the affairs of the church.
- Elders oversee the work of the diaconate.
- Finally, elders appoint representatives to higher courts (presbytery, general assembly).
Meet Our Elders
Mark Bates,* Moderator of Session
Don Roberts,* Clerk of Session
Community: Happy Daze
Community: The Point
Community: Westside Church