Meet Our Candidate
Please submit the below form to “affirm” Dave in the role of Elder. Candidates should be affirmed unless there is a strong compelling reason that would Biblically disqualify a candidate. If you cannot check ‘YES’; please provide your name and phone number.
If you're wondering what it means to be an Elder at Westport, please review the info below or email our elders with your questions.
At Westport Church the Lead Pastor is an elder tasked with initiating visionary direction for the church and pastoral leadership to staff and volunteer leaders. Other staff pastors may become elders as able, willing and qualified.
We believe the Bible calls men to provide overall spiritual leadership to a church as they are called to provide at home. We look to Titus 1:5-9, 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and 1 Peter 5 for the biblical qualifications for elders. Elders are called to be servant-leaders, as Jesus commended in Matthew 20:25-28.
When we look for elder candidates, we look for men who:
· Show interest in becoming an elder
· Exhibit maturity as followers of Jesus
· Can discern truth from error
· Are already acting like elders in serving the church.
For additional information about the specifics of our church government, we encourage you to read our church bylaws.