Chris and his family have been faithful partners in the Gospel with Fellowship Life since the beginning, 2011. In 2016 they nearly moved to a different area of the country so Chris transitioned out of serving as Elder Treasurer. In 2017 it became clear that he would be able to stay in the area and continue as a partner in the work of the Gospel with his family at FLBC. He and his family have continued in faithful fellowship within the church body through life groups, serving, and relationships.
We have examined Chris' life intentionally and formally over the last 9 months as an elder team. We have met with him individually, tested his character, continued to watch him shepherd his family and serve others in the church. We have interviewed Chris again about the role of elder and we have reviewed his submitted application. We find him qualified to return to the role of elder and prayerfully seek the church partners support over this next month to move him formally into the role of elder starting in May 2018.