Elder Resources

An Update from the Elder Examination Team

Elder Nominations

Elder Nominations were accepted from January 22 - February 19, 2017.  After February 19, the Elder Examination Team began vetting nominees.  Once our initial body of elders is determined, nominations for elder will be accepted at any time.  Our first slate of elder nominees is set to be announced on August 3, 2017.  This group of nominees with be voted on at our annual business meeting, August 27, 2017.

Please feel free to contact the Elder Examination team at with questions or concerns.

 Additional Elder Resources

We believe you will find this in-depth study on the work of elders by Alexander Strauch very helpful.  In this paper, Strauch summarizes the material found in his landmark book on the subject of elders:  Biblical Eldership

Biblical Eldership

Please look over articles 5 through 7 of our church by-laws. We believe reviewing these sections will help you understand how elders will function at Blue Valley.

Elder By-Law Articles

This is a brief overview on Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch, whose work on biblical eldership was influential on our pastors and deacon leadership as they studied and prayed through the concept of eldership.

This is a message by Pastor Derrick from October 2014 on how explaining how the New Testament church organized their leadership under the offices of elders and deacons.