ELDER EMERITUS - New Policy as of August 2019
Church Leadership that Stands the Test of Time
Northwest Church is a congregation in the fellowship of The Reformation Movement of the nineteenth century. We desire to glorify God in everything we do. Northwest Church of Lynnwood, WA is firmly dedicated to:
- The authority and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures
- The exclusiveness of Jesus Christ as the Savior of sinners
- The faithful taking of the gospel into all the world
- And the joyful, reverential, and regular corporate worship of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, according to the commands of Holy Scripture.
Only Christ is King and Head of the Church! He is the corner stone, and the foundation of His Church based on the Apostles and Prophets (Ephesians 2:20). The offices of Apostles and Prophets are extraordinary and unrepeatable, but they are not all of the government which Christ has established. Through His inspired Apostles, He directed that the ordinary office of Elder should continue in the life of His Church (Titus 1:5-9, I Timothy 3:1-7, 5:17-22, Philippians 1:1).
Elders are selected by the congregation from those so gifted by Christ (Titus 1:5-9). The Elders of this church are chosen from qualified male members of the church, approved by the congregation, and ordained and installed by the congregation through the Eldership. Elder Emeritus is an honored status conferred by current Elders of this congregation at the request of an existing elder.