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      Nurturing people in the image of God since 1868.                                                                          POB 397/520 Dry Creek Rd./Smithville, TN

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WHAT DO ELDERS DO?

      n Check to see that the truth is preached

      n Counsel with those having spiritual problems

      n Encourage new converts

      n Decide on the direction the church will follow

      n Listen to the complaints of members

      n Teach Bible classes

      n Praise those who do good works

      n Spend time with children

      n Pray

      n Worry when someone quits attending worship

      n Visit the sick and shut-in

      n Try to help people who don't want help

      n Investigate sticky problems

      n Cry with the brokenhearted

      n Manage difficult-to-handle people

      n Sit through long meetings

      n Model Christianity

      n Greet visitors

      n Conduct home Bible studies

      n Hear the appeals of missionaries

      n Look for new areas of service

      n Work for a living

      n Try to restore the unfaithful

      n Counsel young couples

      n Read and study their Bibles

      n Face special temptations

      n Know they will be judged severely

      n Smile when their efforts pay off

      n Go on to the next problem

      n Train others to take their place and 1001 other daily tasks

      n Love them. Pray for them. Back them in their work. Defend them when you hear them criticized and be thankful that god gave them to us.

      Tim Woodward
      Smithville Church of Christ