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Elder Candidate: Tyler Griffin

by | Nov 20, 2017 | Blog, Deacons, Leadership

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.

(You can click here for more information about Elders at Exodus Church.)

After considerable discussion and fervent prayer, the Elders of Exodus Church – Belmont are grateful to commend Tyler Griffin for your consideration as the Pastor of Family Ministries.  The responsibilities of this job are as follows: Oversee the family ministries of Exodus Church. This would involve not only implementing existing vision, but maximizing the potential of every area of ministry including Exodus Kids, Exodus Students and other ministries.
(You can read more about the Tyler here.)

We believe that the Holy Spirit is calling and appointing Tyler Griffin 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…

  • Nov. 19: Tyler Griffin presented.
  • Nov. 19-Dec 9: Any comments, concerns or charges can be submitted in writing to the elders by emailing brian@theexoduschurch.org. Concerns and charges will be assessed by the elders and discussed with the elder candidate as needed.
  • Dec 11-13: Exodus Belmont members will vote. Pending this vote, Tyler will be appointed late December.

We ask that you pray for Tyler 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.

Prayerfully,

Elders of Exodus Church – Belmont

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