On January 16, 2011, Rockingham Christian Church made a big step forward in commissioning our first elders! This completes the process from us being a new church that depended on others to a church who completely supports itself internally. That’s so cool. God seems to be moving and working in our growing church.
Why does this especially excite me? I mean, for other youth ministers out there, it probably does seem kind of odd that I am excited about going to elder meetings and all that. I think it has to do with a couple things. First, these guys are really awesome, and I believe each of them are strong Godly men. Secondly, we are treading new ground here at RCC, and we get to dictate how elders will function as leaders. Both of those combine for my third reason, which is that these men have the church’s best interest at heart, and I know they will lead and shepherd us well in the future.
It is crazy that we will have our tenth birthday this October, and there is no telling where God will take us over the next 10 years. Needless to say, I’m excited!