Elder Submission Form
Friends Langley Vineyard operates under a ratified form of biblical eldership, in addition to a Board of Directors, legally recognized under Federal and Provincial laws. View our By-laws HERE
In tandem, they work as a team providing the complete oversight and care of the society of Friends Langley Vineyard), of course with God being the ultimate head of this church.
We are committed to biblical eldership as outlined in the New Testament.
Scripture tells us that elders are responsible to provide oversight and leadership to the church body by teaching, preaching, protecting, exhorting, praying, judging doctrinal issues and visiting the sick...just to name few. In short they are charged with the care of the care of the community - to help equip, to feed...and lead.
As leaders they give guidance and direction to the church. As teachers they oversee the life of the church to preserve its biblical faithfulness.
Because of necessity or as God leads us there are times when we need to add members to join the Elder Leadership Team. Elders are appointed by resolution of the members of FLV - upon the recommendation of the existing Elders. Typically a couple counts as one in our Elders Team - this is their choice. Having said this we do not make the role of an Elder exclusive to married couples or just men.
Part of this discerning process involves gaining input from our community. While any Elder needs to be an "official" member of FLV - you don't have to be a member in order to give input or suggestions.
We value your thoughts and prayers as we enter into this season of discerning those who will serve our community as new Elders. Please feel free to fill out the Elder Submission Form if after careful consideration you would like to offer a suggestion.