During worship services on July 23, all Ministry Partners will be asked to affirm the Elder Nominating Committee’s recommendation to move Dan Finegan from Inactive Ruling Elder to Active Elder status.
Dan and his family have been attending Lake Forest for almost 10 years and have served in various roles throughout that time. Most recently, they served for two years as missionaries through the EPC World Outreach in Northern India. They returned this past summer where Dan has resumed his practice as an attorney in Charlotte. He is the embarrassingly proud husband to his wife, Stefanie, and father to their four daughters, Abbie, Ellie, Amelia and Michaela.
Our Ruling Elders oversee the spiritual and physical welfare of Lake Forest Church, including vision-casting, shepherding of pastors and staff and praying for members of the body.
Ruling Elders are nominated and confirmed by LFC Ministry Partners after examination by the Elder Nominating Committee (ENC), which convenes yearly to elect new members. Elders can be male or female and must be active Lake Forest Church Ministry Partners who demonstrate admirable leadership and character qualifications.
Ruling Elders serve a three-year term before rotating to an “Inactive Elder” designation, though they continue to play a vital role in the health of LFC.
I Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9 outline the Biblical qualifications of an Elder. Noteworthy attributes include being temperate, respectable and able to teach. Elders should also be wise leaders of their families, in control of their finances, mature in their faith (versus a recent convert, and exemplify sound doctrine and high ethics in all dealings.
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