Posts Tagged ‘Elder’

God’s Leaders in the Church: What Is a Bishop?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
God’s Leaders in the Church: What Is a Bishop?
We begin a topical series for our combined Wednesday evening study sessions. In this first study, we examine the title of “bishop,” its meaning, and the two other words that relate to the same position. We also briefly look at why the three terms – bishop/overseer, pastor/shepherd, and elder are all terms that identify the same leadership position in the church.

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Paul’s Charge to the Ephesian Elders (Acts 20:28-31)

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Paul commands the elders of Ephesus regarding their responsibilities to themselves and to God’s flock. He also warns them of two imminent threats to the church.

Home Leadership Requirements (1 Timothy 3:4-5)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The home is a small scale example of what a church is on a larger scale. A man has to succeed in his home before he can attempt something larger.

6 Do’s and 4 Don’ts (1 Timothy 3:2-3)

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Our pastoral apprentice Ethan Long explains some positive and negative requirements for pastors which apply in some way to all believers.

What Does the “One Woman Man” Qualification Mean? (1 Timothy 3:2)

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Another of our teens participating in our pastoral apprentice program, Joshua Subra, presents 6 views of the phrase “one woman man,” the first qualification listed for bishops (pastors/elders) in the list of qualifications listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.  Josh’s study is followed by additional comments from Pastor Kevin.

What Is a Bishop? (1 Timothy 3:1-2)

Monday, August 26th, 2013

One of our teens participating in our pastoral apprentice program, Stephen Subra, presents the 3 different terms used for the leader position in the church: bishop (overseer), pastor (shepherd), and elder (older [ones]). Stephen’s study is followed by additional comments from Pastor Kevin.

Shepherdology – The Biblical Feeding Functions of a Pastor

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

A pastor leads, and a pastor feeds. We discuss twelve aspects of a pastor’s FEEDING ministry.

Shepherdology – The Biblical Leading Functions of a Pastor

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

The shepherd (pastor) — overseer (bishop) — elder leads and feeds. Here we look at 12 leading functions of this God-given position.

Shepherdology – The Biblical Titles for a Pastor

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

We look at 3 terms used for the leaders of a church: pastor (shepherd), overseer (bishop), & elder. We examine evidence that these terms speak of the same position (not different positions). We also give 8 reasons why pastors differ from each other.

Shepherdology – The Process of Becoming a Pastor

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Becoming a pastor is MUCH MORE than getting a degree. We look at six essential steps at becoming a pastor.