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Category Archives: Church Organization
“You are God’s field” (1 Corinthians 3:9). Paul was writing to “the church of God which is at Corinth” (1 Corinthians 1:2). He referred to them as “God’s field” (1 Corinthians 3:9). Why is the church metaphorically referred to as … Continue reading
Elders We’ve studied the qualifications (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Tit. 1:5-9). Now, we’ll look at how these men are selected. Paul and Barnabas are said to have “ordained (appointed NASB/NKJV) elders in every church” in the region of Lystra, Iconium, and … Continue reading
Like elders, preachers are referred to by different terms in the Bible. Each of these terms reveal much about their role. They are called: (1) Ministers or servants – Rom. 15:16; 1 Cor. 3:5; 4:1; 2 Cor. 3:6; 6:4; Eph. … Continue reading
The term “deacon” refers to “one who executes the commands of another… a servant, attendant, minister” (Thayer). Elders, also called Bishops or overseers, oversee the local church; Deacons are their special helpers to whom they delegate certain tasks. Let us … Continue reading
They’re called by three different terms. These terms are descriptive of the nature and work of those men. (1) Elders/Presbyters (Acts 11:30; 14:23; 15:2; 15:4; 15:6; 15:22; 15:23; 16:4; 20:17; 21:18; 1 Tim. 4:14; 5:17; 5:19; Titus 1:5; James 5:14; … Continue reading
What Women May Do? Let us start by stating that we do not wish to leave the impression that a woman can’t do anything. The fact is there are many things that a woman may and even should be … Continue reading
What are the duties of each? How do these positions inter-relate? Let’s study. Elders Elders possess God-given authority over the local church (Hebrews 13:17). This authority may be likened unto that of a father in the house (1 Timothy 3:4-5). … Continue reading