AFFIRMING LTCC LEADERSHIP
We believe the members of Lake Tapps Community Church have, before God, the ultimate responsibility for who is called to lead our congregation. Because of this, between now and our annual members meeting at the end of January 2019, we are asking our members to prayerfully prepare to affirm those in leadership at LTCC – our Elders, those who serve by leading; and our Deacons on the Church Council, the men and women who lead by serving.
Our desire is that LTCC’s annual affirmation of leaders be more than just casting a vote at a members meeting. Our desire is that our church members would know those in leadership at LTCC and are truly able to support them. While this Affirmation Process will end in a vote, before then we are asking every church member to actively and prayerfully engage in the process.
Below we have listed a number of ways you can practically prepare to affirm those willing to serve as elders and on the Church Council.
We’d ask you to carefully consider those we believe God has raised up to lead our congregation. If you have any concerns that would keep you from affirming any of them, please act on your concerns before our January meeting.
Our desire is that in January, our vote of affirmation will be a demonstration of continuing unity, brought by the Holy Spirit, at LTCC.
The Elders & Church Council of Lake Tapps Community Church
What You Can Do to Prepare for Affirming LTCC’s Leadership
Over the next couple of months, we recommend that you take some time to Read, Listen, Pray, and Engage.
You can actively participate in our Affirmation Process by undertaking one or more of the actions suggested in each of the following areas:
- The Bible’s teaching on church leadership
- A short summary of the relationship between the elders and the church (click here)
- An article on what the interaction between church membership and church leadership looks like in a healthy church (click here)
- An article on why church members need to keep an eye on their elders (click here)
- A brief answer to the question, “Is a Deacon Just a Servant” (click here)
- The “Nuts & Bolts” of the What, Why, and How of our LTCC Affirmation process (click here)
- Elder and Church Council bio’s (click here)
- **Bonus Reading** Refresh your memory on the responsibilities we aspire to as members of LTCC (click here)
- To a quick 2 minute summary of the Difference Between Deacons and Elders (click here)
- To David Platt’s sermon on “The Gospel & Church Leadership” and God’s plan for leadership roles in the church (click here)
- To Pastor Tim’s sermon on “A Godly Response to Spiritual Leadership” and how we can help our leaders serve “without fear” (click here)
- For our church
- For our Elders and the Church Council
- If you have a concern about an Elder or a member of the Church Council, meet with them in the spirit of Matthew 18:15.
- If there is an Elder or member of the Church Council you don’t know that well, take the initiative to connect with them. Get to know them better so you can support them effectively.
2018 Affirmation Process Acknowledgement
Please let us know you engaged in our affirmation process this year.