Leaders of McLean Bible Church, a Washington, D.C.-area congregation led by former International Mission Board president David Platt, hope to end an ongoing conflict by redoing a contested church election.
That election is the subject of a lawsuit pending in Virginia state court. Several current and former members claim McLean Bible Church leaders failed to follow the church’s constitution during an election for church elders in July 2021.
Church leaders have fought the lawsuit in court. They hope to render the suit moot, “biblically and peacefully” in Platt’s words, by holding a secret ballot election overseen by a neutral observer.
An issue yet to be resolved is which members can vote in the new election.
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