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The New Testament writers used three words to describe the leaders of the local church: “Presbuterus” which means Presbyter or Elder, “Episcopus” which means Bishop or Overseer, and “Poimen” which means Shepherd or Pastor. Peter uses these three words in 1 Peter 5:1-2 when he says, “To the elders who are among you I exhort…shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by constraint but willingly, not for dishonest gain, but eagerly…”

These three words that describe the leaders of the local church are also used in Acts 20 where Paul says to the Ephesian elders in verse 28, “Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” As members of a local church, we are that flock, and our overseers have a spiritual responsibility to shepherd or lead us down the correct spiritual path—and they will give an account to God for that leadership (Hebrews 13:17). These men are selected from the older, most experienced, most knowledgeable, and most spiritual members in the local church—according to qualifications listed in Titus 1:5-11 and 1 Timothy 3:1-10. At the Timberland Drive church of Christ, we are blessed to currently have four men who oversee the spiritual welfare of the church.

 

Our Elders:

Picture of Our Elders

From L to R:  John Adams, Mike Penn, Tim Beamon

 

What Must I Do To Be Saved?

No question is more important than this. We make many important decisions in life regarding matters such as education, marriage, and occupation. But none is as transcending as that which affects our soul's eternity (Matt. 16:26).

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"Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?"

Luke 9:23-25