Shepherding Elders

Aiding people in their spiritual journey

A Shepherding Elder represents the church in matters within the community that require the authority and care of the Elders. The Shepherding Elder will mainly be called upon to aid people in their spiritual journey.

Diane Ade

Ridge Point

Roger Bosch

Ridge Point

Pat-Breuker

Ridge Point

Mike Brinks

Cultivate

Sandra Brinks

Cultivate

Greg Denton

Ridge Point

Jim Deur

Ridge Point

Marcia Deur

Ridge Point

Phillip Elzinga

Ridge Point

Michelle Gort

Ridge Point

Art Haan

Ridge Point

Keith Hulsman

Cultivate

Duane Joostberns

Cultivate

David LaHaie

Ridge Point

Steve Machiele

Third Coast

Amy Martinie

Ridge Point

Tracy Michaud

Third Coast

Dave Meeuwsen

Ridge Point

Jen Nyberg

Ridge Point

Deborah Riemersma

Ridge Point

Pam VanderZwaag

Ridge Point

Being empowered by Executive Elders, the Shepherding Elders provide support to the church body with guidance from the Care & Support Ministry Staff.

  • Meet with congregants in need of spiritual comfort due to physical loss, illness, death, disease, etc.
  • Provide pastoral guidance and verses of comfort as appropriate.
  • Meet with members of the congregation who are in need of spiritual rebuke or correction due to doctrinal error or sin patterns. Seek restoration of fellowship in the body.
  • Meet with congregants who have disputes with other members of the body (whether inside or outside Ridge Point Community Church).
  • Participates in initial and ongoing Shepherding Elder training modules.

Character:

A Shepherding Elder meets the Biblical qualifications (1 Timothy 3) and is committed to the ministry of Ridge Point. Supports and believes in Ridge Point’s mission and statement of belief. Shows a desire to share their faith story and help others come into a relationship with Jesus and facilitate spiritual growth.

Chemistry:

Has a desire to be supportive to other team members and the faith community by showing flexibility, cooperation and teach-ability.

Competency:

Possesses the gifts needed to carry out the role and has a willingness to continually learn and practice best practices. Shows a desire to invite, equip and empower others to join in serving.

2 years, including a 3 month rest per year.

2-3 hours per week, with monthly training meetings (2 hours each)

Member and active participant at a Fearless Follower Church.