Our church recently recognized a brother named Mark to serve as an elder. To welcome him, I reached out to a few dozen friends who serve as elders at other churches and asked them to send me advice they would give to a new elder. Here’s the summary of what they would say to a young man who is stepping in as a new overseer.
1 Samuel 12:23 “Far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you . ..”
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