Our elders have overall responsibility for oversight and direction of the church. They are to seek, in all matters, the mind of Christ (who is the Head of the Church) through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. They must be able to teach and exhort the church in sound doctrine and refute those who contradict the truth.Elders are to lead by example and will provide instruction for the maintenance of healthy relationships within the church. They will appoint deacons or ministers as is necessary to accomplish the mission of the church. When new elders are needed from time to time, men are nominated by the congregation and are then approved by the Elders and the membership.

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“Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God – which He purchased with  His own blood. Acts 20:28 Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” 1Timothy 4:16Do you have questions concerning matters of Christian living or contemporary issues?The elders of Southwest stand ready with the scriptural applications for today’s challenges.    Your questions will be held in the strictest confidence and answered promptly.Each question will receive a personal response from an elder of the Lord’s church. Contact the Elders