We believe the Bible gives us a clear and very attractive picture of what leadership looks like in Christ’s Kingdom and in the church. We believe that Godly leadership in the local Church is team focussed and led by one man, Jesus Christ.
We believe that God raises up, and the church recognises elders/pastors, who govern/shepherd the church. The team of pastors carries responsibility before God for the doctrine, discipline, direction and devotion of the church.
In scripture we see that deacons are to be appointed in order to release the pastors to do their work; deacons are those who serve in a capacity of senior responsibility.
Andy and Lauren Crawley
Certain individuals in the church are released to work full-time or part-time for the church in order to accomplish our goals of caring for the church well and reaching out with mercy.