In June 2017 under the guidance of the apostolic and the then eldership team (Andy Parr and myself) we commissioned a leadership team at Community Church Blackburn to assist myself as present sole elder.
The biblical model were use for this team is Deacons
This team is comprised of Peter McCombs, Sylvanus Bowlin, Angela Shanks, Lisa Norcross,
Gina Berry, Geoff Shanks and myself.
The leadership team is responsible for the smooth running of Community Church Blackburn which includes, finances, communication, legal, serving and rota, safeguarding, charity commission and stewardship, acting as trustees, smooth running of Sunday service, website, branding, prayer chain , Newday, Devoted, building issues, pastoral issues, accountability and employment and the list goes on and on and on.
Pretty much all the things that happen behind the scenes and often in front of the scenes wouldn’t happen without their involvement. This is a huge responsibility and requires, wisdom, Gods grace and mercy and huge commitment in time and energy. I thank God so much for them.
Please pray for them for wise and gracious governance, that as a team we walk humbly and closely with God and with each other.
Please pray for them to be good stewards, but also be full of faith and reliant on God.
Pray for more Holy Spirit in their lives and rule and reign of Jesus!!
If you've never met them introduce yourself to them and find out what they do. If you have any questions feel free to ask them!!
Also if you want to see what happens in a leadership meeting (Which happens around every two months) If you are part of our church you are more than welcome to come and observe. 😊
Please pray for the future development of this team, its relationship with a future eldership team and give God thanks for them and all they do 😊
Helpful Bible Verses
It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counsellors there is victory.
1 Timothy 3:8-10
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.