What’s a Christian elder?

Christianity today needs leadership that is based on spiritually mature people leading by example instead of by positional authority. We need seasoned people who can demonstrate and train others to be actively and continually led by the Holy Spirit.

When the Bible speaks about elders, I don’t believe that it’s referring to people who hold official authority in an organized religion. I believe it is addressing older, spiritually mature people who are filled with wisdom and spiritual experiences that they have gained from a lifestyle of following and obeying the living Jesus.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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