Class of 2018 (term ending June 30, 2018)
- David Brudi
- Phyllis Ellsworth
- Rick Martin
- David Wood
Class of 2019
- Rill Currie – Clerk of Session
- Sally Drago
- Joe Goode
- Alan Munday
Class of 2020
- Dan Hooker
- Kurt Lipsky
- Steve McKinnie – Assistant Clerk of Session
- Adam Stratton
Class of 2021 (term begins July 1, 2018)
- Chris Bontempo
- Larry Schwartz
- Orna Fathers
- Jaymes Wainright
The ministry of the elders is one of spiritual oversight. The New Testament is clear that the church is to be led by a plurality of godly leaders under the oversight and watchful care of elders. The elders are given ultimate responsibility and authority to see that the church remains on a true course biblically, that its members are being appropriately shepherded, that the body is being fed through insightful and accurate biblical teaching, and that the life of the church is being well managed with the assistance of other competent and godly leaders.
They are to care about the spiritual and physical well-being of members, regularly praying for the sick. They are to guard the body against harmful influences, confronting those who are contradicting biblical truth or who are continuing in patterns of sinful behavior (1 Peter 5:1-4; Acts 20:28-31; Titus 1:9; James 5:14). In response to the biblical pattern of leadership, members of the body are taught in Scripture to lovingly support their leaders and submit to their leadership (Hebrews 13:17; 1 Thess. 5:12-13).
Keep in mind that the elders of Ward function primarily as discerners and shepherds. They serve as the conscience and guardians of the church. Our elders are not expected to oversee specific projects or ministry areas in their capacity as elders. Instead, they function as overseers for the entire church. Elders evaluate everything taking place in the church in light of our mission, resources, and doctrine.
Please address any comments or concerns to: Clerk of Session, Ward Church, 40000 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48168