Elders at Southeast make team of volunteer leaders who provide spiritual oversight and assume financial responsibility for our church.


Each fall, members of Southeast are invited to nominate candidates for this volunteer leadership position. Nomination cards are available at the Welcome Center, located in the Southeast Lobby.


  • John 3:3, 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9
  • Willingness to be a servant to the congregation
  • Subject to discipline as outlined in Matthew 18:15-19
  • Be in agreement with and be prepared to abide by the Statement of Faith as defined in the Southeast by-laws
  • Be open to encouragement and be teachable
  • Be a member of Southeast for a minimum of one year prior to appointment


Though not an exhaustive list, these are some of the responsibilities of the Elders at Southeast.

  • Spiritual oversight and direction to the people of Southeast by being a servant leader and shepherd
    (Mark 9:35, Acts 20:28-31, John 13:12-17)
  • Prepared to teach, speak and pray in public settings as needed
  • Lead by example in hospitality and integrity
  • Be a servant to those in need
  • Pray for the church, especially those who call upon the elders
  • Help those who need good counsel and godly wisdom
  • Encourage and assist the paid staff as needed

Elders serve for a term of three years and do not serve for more than two consecutive terms.