Thinking back to when you first became an elder, what initial lesson(s) most stand out in equipping you to elder well?
What are some questions specific to pastoral fidelity that churches should be asking pastoral candidates? Here’s a starter set. Can you think of more?
Do local churches have the responsibility to help raise up the next generation of pastors, and if so, why?
Changes in the leadership structure require devotion to the church and willingness to endure whatever unsettling times might follow.
As a pastor, your greatest power to help your congregation change comes not through your forceful personality, but through years of faithful, patient teaching.
Through submission we model the godly humility that should characterize us as a church, and we maintain our Christian unity in the midst of disagreement.
What exactly is church government? Put simply, it’s the system by which decisions are made in a church, a description of where authority resides.
Biblically speaking, being a leader in a church is far more than “counting numbers and noses.”
An ongoing study of the hymn repertoire, past and present, is a task that the pastor should make a part of his duties.
Does God’s mercy ever obscure His holiness in His word? What about in His church?
The best reason a church should have elders is because the New Testament says that it should.
The relationship between the elders and the local congregation they serve should be marked by many evidences of godly character and mutual dependence on God. Not least among these should be:
Life experience alone does not qualify a man as an elder.
To rightfully be a “pastor” (or deacon) is to be “ordained” in the sense of being publicly installed into that office.