Meet our Eldership Team headed up by our Pastor, Jamie. At Aloha Nani Church we believe that it is not culture that dictates what qualifies a leader, but the Holy Bible. The New Testament really talks of two types of leadership role within the local church; elders and deacons. When we say that we are an elder led church at ANC, it means that the elders are responsible for the spiritual oversight, shepherding and direction of the church family (Titus 1:5-9; 1 Tim. 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-4).
Whilst the elders bear this God-given responsibility, the New Testament also includes deacons who effectively help lighten the load for the elders so that they can primarily focus on the above, but also so that their God given gifts are exercised, that the whole body might flourish, something that we are looking to encourage as we continue to grow.
This all said, at ANC we love to lead with accountability and transparency, recognising that we are not a business or organisation but a church Ohana. Part of this means that we want to communicate decisions and where we feel The Lord is directing us to the church, to whom, under God, we are accountable. Please do pray for your Elders!
For more info on what an Elder is, view this helpful convictional summary here