Leadership at Beaverton Christian Church
At Beaverton Christian, we believe that leadership is to follow the example of Jesus as a servant-leader instead of the right to power or the right to control. In John 13:14 Jesus makes it clear that those who follow Him must practice his servant love: “So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”
Christian leadership flows out of one’s relationship with Christ. Therefore our concern is not “What do we want to do?” but rather “What is Christ doing in and through us? How is the life of Christ being tangibly expressed in our life together as a church?” With Jesus as the Chief Shepherd, our leadership team strives to serve and lead as the Apostle Paul did – “To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me... that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”
Structurally BCC adheres to an Elder-led model of church leadership, a model where the church is led by a plurality of qualified leaders, to provide oversight and direction for the church family. We believe it most closely follows the New Testament pattern for local church leadership. A plurality of elders helps protect against heresy or false teaching and facilitates different elders with different gifts, to bring a wide range of ideas and wise counsel to the leadership team as a whole.