With medical care, sometimes you know you need attention, but you’re not sure what kind. Family doctor? Emergency room? A specialist? That’s when a trip to a local urgent care facility just might help. Sometimes that’s all the help you need. Sometimes they’ll help you figure out what to do next.
The word elder literally means “old man,” without specifying what qualifies as old. In the Bible, groups of elders (never just one one) were responsible to lead tribes, villages, cities, synagogues and eventually churches. In Acts 14:23 and Titus 1:5, the Apostle Paul emphasizes the importance of appointing elders “in every church,” suggesting that elders represent the basic structure for local church leadership.
Last month the Session (or elder board) of Westside decided to initiate a conversation with the congregation about God’s design for human sexuality. This blog post is intended to start the conversation