Elders

The Elders represent 1/3 of the organizational leadership team here at CTK. The three teams are …

  1. Pastoral Leadership Team (PLT)
  2. Elders
  3. Deacons

Our focus is on the spiritual health and well-being of the God’s people. We do our best to be an encouragement, to listen, to pray, to share God’s Word, to be a source of strength, and to provide help and guidance as we partner with our pastors, ministry leaders, and individual members. In addition, we are available to the CTK congregation and community.

Areas of ministry include …

  • Shepherding the church – encourage, guide, rebuke, care
  • Prayer
  • Visitation
  • Encouragement of leadership and people
  • Teaching and preaching
  • Doctrinal reviews
  • Hospitality

How do I contact an Elder?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the Elders via email at Elders@ctkc-oxford.org or by contacting the church office 248.628.0038.

Elder

1Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. 2Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. 5(If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?) 6He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap. 1 Timothy 3:1-7 (NIV)

6An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. 7Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. Titus 1:6-9 (NIV)

14Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:14-16 (NIV)