We have a team of leaders called “Elders” who share the load of decision-making for The Downtown Church. They gather regularly to pray and discuss current and future matters of our church. This isn’t something we made up, it’s in the Bible.
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. 1 Peter 5:1-3, ESV
You can read more about this pattern of leadership in Titus 1:5, Acts 14:23, and Acts 20:17. The men chosen for this team live in a way that reflects 1 Timothy 3:1-16, Titus 1:1-16, 1 Peter 5:1-14. If you want to learn more about eldership, feel free to ask any of them. You can reach out anytime—they are here to serve the church.
Doug Axe, Elder
Doug Payne, Pastor and Elder
Kyle Sprecher, Elder