OUR MODEL OF LEADERSHIP: PLURALITY OF ELDERS
The Scriptures teach that a plurality of elders governed individual New Testament churches (Acts 14:23; Acts 20:28; Titus 1:5; Philippians 1:1). The Scripture does not mention any congregations featuring a stand-alone pastor and leader. A plurality of godly elders, exercising their individual giftedness, squares with the Scripture’s teaching that wisdom is found in a multitude of godly counselors (Proverbs 11:4; Proverbs 12:15; Proverbs 15:22; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 24:6). This truth does not eliminate the possibility and likelihood that one or more elders will stand out from the others as more public in their ministries or more inuential in their workings on the Elder Team.
Becasue Redemption Hill Church is a church plant, we see wisdom and a Biblical precedent in testing Elder candidates and not being hasty in the laying on of hands (1 Timothy 5:22, Titus 1:5). Therefore, due to the nature of church planting, in our initial phases, the only elder is the lead pastor-elder.
In the interim period before Redemption Hill Church has at least three local elders, the eldership of Redemption Hill Church (also referred to simply as "the eldership") will be subject to an External Advisory Board. This Advisory Board will consist of three or four men of various contexts whom will hold the eldership accountable; provide wise counsel, support, encouragement; and review major ministry decisions.
Our Boad consists of experienced pastors and advisors who are outside of the covenant community of Redemption Hill, but fully support the vision and mission of the church. They are:
Redemption Hill Church Advisory Board Members
1. Andy Lawrence, Lead Pastor of The Point Community Church. Frankfort, Kentucky.
2. Dave Mikulsky, Lead Pastor of Grace Bible Church. Mitchell, Indiana.
3. Roger Williams, Lead Pastor of New City Church. Indianapolis, Indiana.
4. Eric Bancroft, Lead Pastor of Castleview Baptist Church. Indianapolis, Indiana.
OUR LEAD PASTOR:
Vision Casting, Leadership Development, Preaching
Jason is crazy blessed to be married to his High School sweetheart, Marri. Together, they are blessed with three children named Calvin, Lydia and Knox. Jason served as a full time youth minister for over five years, and spent two years as a church plant resident at The Point Community Church, before his call to plant Redemption Hill Church. Jason has a passion to see the city of Indianapolis saturated with Gospel centered, missional churches and he is humbled and honored to plant and lead Redemption Hill Church.
Jason enjoys dates with his lovely bride, Marri and doing most anything with his family. Jason can often be found reading and talking theology with friends over coffee. Jason is a also a fan of many sports ranging from I.U. basketball, Notre Dame football, Indianapolis Colts and watching UFC.