Leadership in the local church isn’t a personal career choice or the result of a degree. It is a calling to be sure, but a “calling” is not a personal, private feeling about what we think God wants us to do independent of our character or the affirmation of the community of God’s people. Leaders in Christ’s church must be faithful, qualified people who are interested in serving others, not in attaining a platform for personal promotion. Elders must men who are able to lead well and teach God’s Word accurately (Titus 1:6-9), and their giftings and qualifications must be recognized and affirmed by other qualified leaders as well as the congregation of God’s people (2 Tim. 2:2). Likewise, deacons must men and women of high repute who are known for their godliness and diligence in serving the Lord’s people (1 Tim. 3.8-13, Acts 6.5).
At Firm Foundation, we seek to be a church that follows God’s blueprint for local church leadership as revealed in His Word.