New churches rarely, if ever, start with local elders in place. It takes about 3-5 years to identify and raise up biblically qualified elders. However, wise spiritual discernment and decisions are crucial in the beginning stages of a new church plant. The church planter needs the wisdom, advice, counsel, accountability, and guidance of godly leaders.
The Management Team will give special attention to overseeing staff hires, budgets, and any spending of church resources. Until the local eldership is established, the Management Team will fulfill this role. There are currently 5 members of this team from our partner churches.