Jesus said, “All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth” (Matt. 28:18). Christ is the head of the Church and he proclaimed the Church his, "...and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 16:18, 19). The Lord gave the great responsibility of Church leadership to spiritually mature men (I Timothy 3.1-7 and Titus 1).
Elders are qualified men whom God gave the authority of oversight (Acts 20:28) to the local flock in which they belong (1 Peter 5:2). These are men of character, principal, and discipline to God's Word. They shepherd the flock tending to spiritual matters and guarding against false doctrine.
Deacons are qualified men God authorized to serve his Church (Acts 6 1-4). They take care of physical responsibilities while the elder take care of spiritual responsibilities. Deacons, under the elders, maintain the building, the grounds, needy saints, equipment, and other such matters.
Evangelist are knowledgeable men who teach God's Word in love and truth. They preach that Jesus is our hope (1 Corinthians 15 19-22), our example, and his Word is our one and only guide (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
The Kings Ridge church has been blessed with both the ability and the opportunity to support the preaching of the gospel here in the United States and in other countries. In the New Testament, we find that churches were vitally interested in spreading the good news of the gospel to other places. From the church in Thessalonica, the word of the Lord was “sounded forth…in every place” (1 Thess 1:8) and the church in Philippi supported Paul in his efforts to preach the gospel (Phil 4:14-16). We share that interest in helping those who are spreading the message of the gospel.
At present, we are supporting eight men who are bringing souls to Christ in other places. Please join us in praying for these evangelists as they labor for the Lord in very challenging circumstances.
“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace; who bring glad tidings of good things!’” (Romans 10:14-15)
“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace; who bring glad tidings of good things!’” - (Romans 10:14-15)