Moving Toward Elder Confirmation

I thought it might be a good time to bring you up to date on where we are in the process of confirming Kyle Davis to begin serving as an elder here at Rockport.   Most of you are aware that back on November 18th of last year Kyle was presented to you by the elders as a candidate to become our next “elder-in-training.” Since that time he has served with the elders, me with us regularly, received ministry assignments, contributed to our discussions, and joined with us in various aspects of ministry.  This has given us ample opportunity, we believe, to observe him, to evaluate his qualifications as an elder, and to provide additional “on-the-job” training.   We also trust it has given you time to observe his qualifications and prayerfully consider him as well.  In addition to these months as an elder-in-training, Kyle has also completed the required study course on “Biblical Eldership” that all prospective elders at Rockport are required to complete, as well as other assignments.

Our constitution requires that a man serve as an elder-in-training for a minimum of three months before being presented for final confirmation by a vote of the congregation.  The elders, having observed Kyle and having become satisfied that he meets the qualifications of 1 Tim 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9 are ready to present him to our congregation.  This vote will be held at the end of the worship service on Sunday March 24th, 2019.          On that day, each member of Rockport will be asked to vote “yes” or “no” as to whether they agree with the recommendation of the elders that Kyle be affirmed and ordained to serve as an elder of our church.   If you have question about Kyle or his service, the time to ask them is now.  If affirmed, as we anticipate he will be, Kyle will then be ordained to elder service on April 7th.

Seeking God’s will in the leadership of our church,

Pastor Scott