Ministerial Board

 

 Hebron’s ministerial board consists of ministers from various countries and denominational backgrounds. The board presides over Hebron Ministries and meets on a regular basis. The Lord has joined this group of mature ministers to give spiritual stability and oversight to the ministry. The average age of the board members is more than 60 years, and several have been in the ministry for over 50 years. Although a person does not become a spiritual elder in God’s sight merely because he has lived many years, God does honor those who are older if they have chosen to walk in His ways. Proverbs 16:31 (NKJV) tells us: “The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.” For this reason, Hebrón feels blessed by having spiritual elders to give it direction.

 One of the goals of Hebron Ministries is to be an influence in the Body of Christ that brings more unity among ministers of different Christian denominations. Therefore, we have avoided becoming another denomination ourselves. We have done so in order to avoid building more walls that tend to divide the Church. The fellowship of churches that walk with Hebron Ministries does not function like a denomination, since, in fact, it is not a denomination.

 Hebron Ministries emphasizes the importance of being an organism rather than an organization. The ministerial board and the fellowship of churches function in the way a living cell does. In a cell, the nucleus helps each part of the cell to grow and flourish, but at the same time, each part of the cell helps the nucleus also. So it is with Hebron’s board. Its members consider themselves to be among the pastors, rather than being over the pastors. The board does not become the owner of the churches with their properties and buildings. The tie that binds the pastors to Hebron Ministries is a tie based on mutual love and respect. Hebron desires to follow the apostle Paul’s example and exhortation, encouraging us all to be fellow laborers in the Lord’s work (Philippians 4:3). Therefore, we seek relationships with other pastors based on unfeigned love of the brethren.

 Finally, Hebron’s board members are well aware of the fact that we do not have all the answers. We seek God’s grace to make any necessary changes that must be made in our doctrine or in the way this ministry operates in the light of the Bible. We urge each and every pastor to help us find the Lord’s way. In fact, we also urge the sheep of any congregation to please point out any errors they might find in Hebron Ministries in light of the Scriptures. Paul wrote to the church in Corinth about the authority that the Lord had given him (2 Corinthians 10:8–11). Hebron’s hope is that any authority that is invested in our leaders would likewise come from heaven and not from men. Therefore, the churches and ministers in the fellowship are not held together by binding legal and ecclesiastical commitments, but rather by mutual love and respect, as the following diagram shows.