ELDER BOARD

The spiritual leadership of Blackhawk Church, under the headship of Christ, is provided by the Board of Elders, which consists of four to eight lay Elders (elected by church members), and the Senior Pastor.

Blackhawk’s current Elder Board: John Smalley, Chair, Tom Crenshaw, Jon Dahl, Matt Dobereiner, Jeff Lerdahl, Tony Piek, Scott Sager
Learn more about this year’s elder board.

A RECOMMENDATION FOR WOMEN ON THE ELDER BOARD

Over the past year, our Elder Board has been praying over a very important question: Should Blackhawk Church include women on the Elder Board? If you’ve been around Blackhawk for any amount of time, you know this is not a new question, but one that has been asked frequently over the years. The decision to pursue this bylaw change was not one we considered lightly, but with much prayer.

We hope you take this summer to learn and pray about this issue, which is considered complex by even the most highly trained theological scholars. On October 21, members will vote on this matter at a special Congregational Meeting, and our greatest hope is that no matter the outcome, we continue to love and serve one another in unity. If you have general questions, email elders@blackhawkchurch.org.

Resources

DOWNLOAD ELDER PAPER (PDF)
TEACHING SESSION

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