For readers of this blog who do not attend Fulkerson Park Baptist Church, I thought you might be interested in knowing that Fulkerson unanimously approved and adopted the new Constitution which officially establishes us as an elder-led congregation. You can read the Constitution and see flow charts illustrating the church government structure, leadership approval structure, elder selection process, and authority structure here.
I praise the Lord for his goodness in granting our people a heart to follow his word in regards to biblical church leadership. The next steps in the process of transitioning Fulkerson to biblical eldership are: (1) Some R & R for the current leadership team (meaning the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors for some of us next week and pizza the week after that!); (2) Much prayer and discussion in the coming months as we begin selecting potential candidates for eldership; (3) Fleshing out the practicalities of an examination and training process for potential elders; (4) Beginning interviews with men unanimously selected by the current leadership team.