Messiah staff is made up of a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about using their unique gifts to serve the local church. Each person on this team is committed to leading, equipping, and mobilizing our church to be a gospel-centered, missional family through their distinct roles.
Elders are men chosen from the membership of the church who are considered to be well-grounded in their faith and are willing to serve others, express their thoughts, and are mature enough to listen to others and understand their needs or requests. They act as assistants to the pastor who is the spiritual leader of the church, and they help facilitate and strengthen the working relations of the church. For further information about elders, please refer to the church's by-laws and to your Bible. Elders in the Bible did not serve exactly the same roles as elders today, but today's elders strive to stay true to the original spiritual guides.