One of the weightiest tasks we have as elders at Exodus Church – Belmont is the recommendation of new elder candidates
For this reason, we have a lengthy process to help men examine their lives and
their doctrine closely. We want to make sure that the men we recommend for your consideration show maturity in their lives and a humility in their character that reflects Jesus and the elder qualifications found in God’s Word.
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After considerable discussion and fervent prayer, the Elders of Exodus Church – Belmont are grateful to commend David Kneen for your consideration. David is a man who loves Jesus, his family, and Exodus Church. He has a tender heart for people and a strong passion for the truth of God’s Word. David and Alex Kneen have two boys (Rowan and Bastion). The Kneens have been part of Exodus since 2009 and serve in a variety of ways. (You can read more about the Kneens here.)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is calling and appointing David Kneen to serve as an elder alongside us (Acts 20:28). We are putting him forward for your consideration.
So, what’s next?
Our bylaws state that an elder candidate must be presented to the congregation and the community. The congregation must be given a period of time for concerns, comments or charges to be submitted in writing concerning the elder candidate. After this period, the members of our congregation will have the opportunity to affirm the elder candidate by an online vote.
Here is the timeline for this…
- April 7 – David Kneen presented.
- April 7-May 7 – Any comments, concerns or charges can be submitted in writing to the elders by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Concerns and charges will be assessed by the elders and discussed with the elder candidate as needed.
- May 9-11 – Exodus Belmont members will vote. Pending this vote, David will be appointed later in May.
We ask that you pray for David and his family during this time. Also, pray for our church that Jesus would continue to call and equip men to serve as elders here.
Elders of Exodus Church – Belmont