This plan for appointing and removing elders, though written with our church structure in mind, could be easily adapted for use in any local church.
Appointment of Elders
Members’ Review of a Potential Elder
Elder Qualifications and Duties
Removal of an Elder
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Restoring Those Who Fall – A new statement on church discipline.
A Church Membership Recovery Model – Guidelines for recovering inactive members in the church.
Eternal Life – An outline about eternal life based on the book of John.
Pictorial Survey of the Bible – A graphic overview in a simple format to help children and adults understand the chronology of the Bible.
Seven Principles of Finance for the Believer – An outline of key principles to prepare diligent believers for radical, other-worldly financial behavior.
Returning To Your First Love – A valuable tool for special retreats, fast days, and Solemn Assemblies as well as for your own private reflection.
The Integrity of the Local Church – “You who are leaders have been entrusted with a body of professing saints. You are not permitted to gather them and then fail to watch over them. You have a command from God as to the church’s covenantal nature.”
A New Lord’s Day Meeting Pattern Encouraged – Why do you meet when you do? Is it, “Because we have always done it this way”?
Membership Agreement (A Church Covenant) – A congregational agreement concerning the responsibility of church membership.
A New Statement of Faith – the Statement of Faith of Christ Fellowship, Kansas City.
180-Day Bible Reading Plan Page 1 – Schedule for reading the Old Testament in 180 days.
180-Day Bible Reading Plan Page 2 – Schedule for reading the Old Testament in 180 days.
90-Day Bible Reading Plan – Schedule for reading the New Testament in 90 days.
60-Day Bible Reading Plan – Schedule for reading the New Testament in 60 days.
Bible Reading Record – Not a Bible reading plan, but a way for you to keep track of your Bible reading
An Intimate Hour with God – Suggestions designed to help you spend an extended time in prayer and meditation with God.
Our Statement on Openness in the Fellowship of the Lord’s Supper – From Jim and Daryl’s church, Christ Fellowship
Frequently Asked Questions about the Lord’s Supper – From Jim and Daryl’s church, Christ Fellowship
The Function of Deacons – Four Questions Concerning the Role of Deacons.
How To Use a Confession of Faith – Article listing some excellent uses for a confession of faith in church life.
Questions for a Prospective Pastor – A useful tool to assist congregations in their examination of those under consideration for leadership.
Spiritual Inventory – A questionaire for regular pastoral visitation of church members.
A Way to Engage the Church in Practical Ministry Through Deacons – Deacons may be used to serve the elders and the church by leading ministry groups.