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How our leaders lead
At ECC we believe that it is not culture that dictates what qualifies a leader, but the Holy Bible.
The New Testament really talks of two types of leadership role within the local church; elders and deacons. When we say that we are an elder led church at ECC, it means that the elders are responsible for the spiritual oversight, shepherding and direction of the church family (Titus 1:5-9; 1 Tim. 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-4).
Whilst the elders bear this God-given responsibility, the New Testament also includes deacons who effectively help lighten the load for the elders so that they can primarily focus on the above. At ECC we have several deacons (male and female) that help to oversee certain ministries. Beyond that as a charity we also have managing trustees to ensure that we are remaining transparent, accountable and leading with integrity.
This all said, at ECC we love to lead with accountability and recognising that we are not a business or organisation but a church family. Part of this means that we try our best to communicate decisions about the direction of the church we feel called to lead towards, with our members. For big decisions such as appointments and big spends, we seek and want to include the church members in the discerning process.
Wider Leadership Team
Hospitality & Catering
Chair of Trustees
Jaap Van Den Berg