Elders and Church Council
And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed. -Acts 14:23
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ -Ephesians 4:11-13
Riversgate has a church council, charged with oversight of the leadership and administration of the church. We also have called an elder team together to help prayerfully shepherd our church family as Christ leads us to share Christ and mature in our faith.
The church council, chaired by the senior pastor and charged with oversight of church leadership and business administration. The 9 council members serve two-year terms, are nominated by the senior pastor and confirmed by the congregation.
Our church elders are appointed by the senior pastor to help prayerfully shepherd and discern the Lord's path for our family. Elders serve at the discretion of the senior pastor.