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Elder Leadership at First

We’re excited about the future God has in store for us at First as we explore a move to a new elder leadership structure. On this page, you can find all of the information that has been published and presented about the changes proposed for the way we work and serve together. Check back weekly to see new content.

Important Update!

In its meeting on December 11, the Church Board decided to proceed to a membership vote for Elder Leadership. Mark your calendars with two important dates:

  • January 20, 2019 (12:30pm) - Information Meeting to review the proposal
  • February 10, 2019 (12:30pm) - Special Business Meeting to vote on the proposal

Members will receive mailings about these meetings, with copies of the proposed articles of incorporation revision, bylaws revision, and transition plan. 

Current Forms

  • Ask a Question - You do not have to wait until the next meeting to ask a question. Submit a question now.
  • Request a Draft Document - Request a copy of the proposed Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or Transition Plan.

Information by Event

09/09/2018  A Change for the Future. This letter from the Board Chair describes the proposed change.

09/23/2018  Presentation: What it Will Look Like. These slides were used in the September 23 and 27 town hall meetings. You can also view a pre-recorded version of the presentation here.

09/23/2018  FAQ: What it Will Look Like. This set of frequently asked questions was handed out at the September 23 and 27 town hall meetings.

10/07/2018  Biblical Principles for Elder Leadership. This set of notes is from the seminar presented by Pastor Jeremy and Steve Treichler, founder and senior pastor of Hope Community Church. You can also view a recording of the seminar here:

10/21/2018  Presentation: How Ministry Will Work. These slides were used in the October 21 town hall meeting. 

11/15/2018  Presentation: Governance and Transition Details. These slides were used in the November 15 and 18 town hall meetings. If you would like to get a copy of the draft Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws or Transition Plan described in this presentation, you can request a copy here.

Related White Papers and Other Documents

11/2/2018  Women in Ministry at First. This white paper from Pastor Jeremy addresses four concerns that have been expressed regarding the role of women in ministry.

11/14/2018  Church Membership Book Discussion Questions. We used these questions when we read Church Membership by Jonathan Leeman (Crossway, 2012)

11/14/2018  Church Elders Book Discussion Questions. We used these questions when we read Church Elders by Jeramie Rinne (Crossway, 2014)

Events Calendar

Sundays, Sep 16-Oct 7 (9:30am)
Wednesdays, Sep 19-Oct 10 (6:30pm)
Church Membership Book Discussion
Sunday, Sep 23 (12:30pm)
Thursday, Sep 27 (6:30pm)
Town Hall Meeting - What it Will Look Like
Sunday, Oct 7 (9:30am)
Sunday, Oct 14 (12:30pm)
Thursday, Oct 18 (6:30pm)
Small Group Discussion
Sunday, Oct 7 (6:00pm) Biblical Principles of Elder Leadership Seminar
Sunday, Oct 21 (12:30pm) Congregation/Town Hall Meeting - How Ministry Will Work
Sundays, Oct 21-Nov 11 (9:30am)
Wednesdays, Oct 24-Nov 14 (6:30pm)
Church Elders Book Discussion
Sundays, Oct 28-Nov 18 The Church and Its Shepherds - Sermon Series
Sunday, Nov 4 (12:30pm) Small Group Discussion
Thursday, Nov 15 (6:30pm)
Sunday, Nov 18 (12:30pm)
Town Hall Meeting - Governance and Transition Details
Sunday, Nov 25 (9:30am)
Thursday, Nov 29 (6:30pm)
Sunday, Dec 2 (12:30pm)
Thursday, Dec 6 (6:30pm)
Sunday, Dec 9 (9:30am)
Small Group Discussion
Sunday, January 20 (12:30pm) Information Meeting
Sunday, February 10 (12:30pm) Special Business Meeting