Under the lordship of Jesus Christ, who is the head of this church, Hope Christian Church is governed by a Board of Elders (the “Elder Team”). Elders must meet certain specific qualifications in order to hold the office (1 Timothy 3:8-13 and Titus 1: 6-9.) They have the authority to organize, guide, and direct all church activities in accordance with the teaching of the Bible, the Statement of Faith, the Mission Statement of the church, and the By-Laws, which are available on this site.
Elders are to; serve as models of Christian maturity; are responsible for the equipping of the members of this church; pray diligently for the church and its members; ensure that Scripture is taught in accordance with sound doctrine; are responsible for the management of the church as a father manages his household and the guidance of the church as a shepherd leads his flock; and are charged to lead by being servants to, not lords over, the members of the church.
Scripture always refers to Elders in the plural and reserves the role for qualified men only. Accordingly, this church will always have a plurality of men serving on the Elder Team. There are currently five Elders of Hope Christian Church.