With the support of their wives, 23 men have committed to serve as elders at Graystone Church in 2016. Each of these men have sought God in prayer, examined their lives based on the qualifications of an elder (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9), completed Graystone’s intensive elder training, and committed to the high standards of church leadership. I am proud of each of these men and honored to serve God with them as we begin a new year of ministry at Graystone Church.
Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. 1 Peter 5:2-4 NIV