Meadows Christian Fellowship Constitution
It is our biblically informed conviction that Elders are called by God to love and care for all people God draws to the local gathering they serve and oversee. God will also require Elders to give an account for the spiritual health and vitality of those who willingly submit to their leadership through the commitment of church membership. (Heb. 13:17) In order to tend to this enormous task, the New Testament prescribes a plurality of Elders (more than one) radically devoted to the word of God and prayer, and committed to building up the church through the spiritual development and deployment of people in their care. It is also our conviction that throughout Scripture God routinely and consistently calls men to give an account for the spiritual state of His people. Therefore, our conviction is, Elders should be men.