Letter from the Elders
Sunridge Community Church is led by a group of elders, who are called to shepherd the spiritual well-being of the congregation by giving oversight and direction to the church.
As outlined in the Bible, Jesus Christ is the head of the Church and its supreme authority. (Colossians 1:18)
In addition to the lead pastor, the elders are volunteers who serve willingly (1 Peter 5:2), meet the scriptural qualifications for those who oversee the church (as outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1), and are gifted to serve the needs of Sunridge. (Romans 12:8)
The elders determine the vision and values of Sunridge, while the pastoral staff is responsible for the day-to-day operations.
In addition to the task of oversight (1 Timothy 3:4-5, 5:17), the elders are privileged to serve Sunridge in the following ways:
- We pray for — and on occasion with — those who are sick and in need. (James 5:14-15)
- We guard the truth of the scriptures and apply them to church situations. (1 Timothy 3:2,Titus 1:9)
- We shepherd and care for the spiritual welfare of those who call Sunridge their church home. (Acts 20:28)
- We oversee discipline and restoration of those who voluntarily agree to submit to the authority and judgment of the elders, and to the discipline, restoration and conflict resolution policies of Sunridge. (Titus 1:13)
We are grateful for the support of our church family (Hebrews 13:17) and welcome their comments, observations or concerns. For more detailed information regarding the operations of Sunridge Community Church, please review our by-laws.