Mercy Hill’s new elder team* met for the first time recently. We began our time reflecting on Paul’s statement in 2 Corinthians 1:24…“Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith.” It is a statement of the role of elders and their servant-leadership in the church.
So we asked the obvious question: “How do we, as elders, work with our people for their joy?” It was a robust conversation. So much came back to helping people find their joy in Jesus Christ alone, evidenced by a steadfastness of their faith in him. How do we lead and structure the church to help in that goal?
Please pray for the elders as they meet again soon. This is an important time in the life of Mercy Hill Church. Pray that they will be men led by the Spirit; full of love and grace; wise, thoughtful and strategic.
(*Terry Berthel, Jack Dean, Ryan Guerra, Craig Sturm, Bob Vishanoff)