Next Steps

Next Steps

Next Steps

The church is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20).

 

Once this foundation was completed, the temporary officers were no longer necessary in the church. Therefore, since the apostles have passed from the scene, the church must be governed by the precepts of Scripture alone. This means it will be under the administration of the ordinary officers of the church: the Elders and Deacons. Our belief is that the role of Elders is to protect, feed, lead, and care for the church. They are the ones who have the specific responsibility for the spiritual care of the flock. After much study and prayer, Henderson Hills approved governmental leadership by an Elder Council on August 4, 1996. 

 

Prayer

The Elders consider it a privilege and blessing to have the opportunity to pray with members. The Elder Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, and members are welcome to meet with the Elders for prayer or other issues. Please email the Elders or call the church office at 405-341-4639 to schedule a time to meet with them during one of the Elder Council meetings. 

In addition, Elders or staff are available before and after each worship service for prayer. When appropriate, two or more Elders will anoint with oil during prayers for healing. 

 

Soul Care

Hebrews 13:17 says Elders are to watch over the souls of the flock and will have to give account to God for the way they have watched over these souls. Having a genuine concern for another's spiritual well-being is a ministry our Elders call 'Soul Care.' Through the Soul Care Ministry, each Elder has been assigned Community Groups for intentional and relational interaction. 

 

Elder Qualifications & Training

There are several passages that provide qualifications for eldership (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9).

On occasion, as the Lord leads, the Elder Council will ask for those men who feel called by God to step forward to investigate the possibility of entering the elder mentoring process. This process lasts up to two years. Successful candidates will be approved by the congregation after recommendation by the Elder Council.

 

Positional Papers

From time to time the elders will do an intense study on a particular theological subject and record their findings in a position paper. These papers are meant to clarify questions members might have on these issues, as well as state the church's position on such subjects. Click on the links below to read these papers.

Qualifications for Baptism or Membership
Cessationism and Continuationism
God's Church God's Way
The Origin of Salvation
The Church & Values-Oriented Social Activism
Toward a Holy Church: Dealing with Sin & Error
Henderson Hills & Political Endorsements
Philosophy of Corporate Worship

 

Our Elder Council

Aaron-E-New

Aaron Ferguson

RobE-New

Rob Hunt

Craig-E-New

Craig McClain

Les-E-New

Les Miller

Kevin-E-New

Kevin Nicolin

Kim-E-New

Kim Swyden

MikeE-New

Mike Wall

Joe-E-New

Joe Williams

John-E-New

John Wohlgemuth

Mark-E-New

Mark Wood

   

 On Sabbatical: Allen Rice & Wally Weaver

 

If you have questions, please email elders@hhbc.com.