No School Like the Old School

—Jeffrey West, Ruling Elder

You know the story of the first deacons, right? Acts 6 says that the apostles were overwhelmed trying to meet the physical and material needs of the church, so they said to the people, "pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty."

This old school method of the congregation nominating and electing those whom the elders have examined and who then are subsequently ordained and installed, has been the tradition of church governance since the beginning. Finding "men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom," is in your job description if you are a member of Christ Community Church.

We are entering that time of year where we open nominations for the offices of elder and deacon. Who do you know who fits the above description? He will no doubt be flawed in many ways, but will also have a deep desire to grow in Christ and serve the community. I would encourage you to talk to that person and ask him if he would mind you nominating him. Then nominate by filling out this simple online form (, before Monday, March 4th, 2019. If you cannot complete an online form please call the church office or email for further instruction. The elders will take it from there and begin a process that will include training and examining that person before he will go back before the congregation for election. Start considering now and look for more information and reminders in the weeks to come.