Bethel Community Church relies primarily on the teaching, guidance and leadership of our elder team. Additionally, Doug Peters provides full-time support of administrative, pastoral, and teaching ministries. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are the names of the men currently serving:
|Peter Brereton||Jason Chandler||Réal Frenette||Jeremy Garnet||Doug Peters|
|John Reid||Bob Reynolds||Steve Schmidt||Andy Smits||Stephen Wilson|
For pre-marriage counselling please call Peter and Sharon Brereton. You can find their number in the Bethel directory.
THE BIBLE ON BEING AN ELDER:
"Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full[a] respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap."
1 Timothy 3:1-7