Lydney Christian Fellowship endeavours to follow a “New Testament” biblical pattern.
We consider the New Testament Church to have certain principles of leadership, wherever possible having a team of competent and spiritually qualified Elders and Deacons responsible for the leadership of the church, rather than a single minister.
Elders and Deacons may remain as long as there is no biblical objection to their Christian walk and ministry. They will accept, without reservation, the “Statement of Faith”, the “Objectives”, the “Mission Statement” and any such constitution outlined in both this handbook and the accompanying church policies.
Deacons will assist in the practical running of the church leadership, for example Domestic, Finances, Children's work, Building Maintenance and worship, etc.