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Elder Nominations

Nominations due by October 20, 2019
Voting will take place by secret ballot Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the conclusion of both services.


  • Please prayerfully consider your nominations before submitting names.

  • Nomination forms may be obtained at the main entrance of Emmanuel Church, or you may download a copy by clicking the button below:

An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer manages God's household, he must be blameless-not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.

Titus 1:6-7

Overview of Eldership at Emmanuel Church

Elders are Biblically described as those “watching over,” “protecting,” and “directing” a local body of believers.  Therefore, Elders serve as the administrative body of the church and work with the Lead Pastor in setting the direction of the church and protecting the doctrinal integrity of Emmanuel.

The Elder Council shall consist of at least three (3) and no more than seven (7) men in addition to the Lead Pastor. All elders must meet the qualifications described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.  If the number of men found to meet these qualifications is less than three (3), then only those who are qualified will be allowed to serve.


The primary functions of the Elders are:

  1. To provide spiritual leadership and accountability for both the staff and the church.

  2. To ensure that the church is fulfilling the Great Commission by monitoring and evaluating the church’s progress in its fulfillment.

  3. To guide the church in holding to correct doctrine and protect it from doctrinal error.

  4. To serve as liaison between the Lead Pastor and the church.

  5. Participate in the selection of the Lead Pastor and stand responsible for the rebuke or dismissal of the Lead Pastor in accordance with Matthew 18:15-18 and 1 Timothy 5:17-21.

  6. To serve as a facilitating body along with the Lead Pastor in terms of church discipline.

  7. To use the Biblical model of eldership to lead, guide, and direct the church and its resources.


Each Elder must possess the qualifications described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.


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