Is congregationalism a democracy? There are some striking resemblances, but the biblical answer is no.
What do you do when you struggle to get along with a fellow elder?
Church members are the people who generally make or break a local church.
As we know, the one qualification that separates elders from other roles in the church is that they be “able to teach” (1 Tim. 3:2).
To say that Jesus is the shepherd of his flock is to say that he’s a ruler.
Why must an elder pay close attention to himself? Isn’t that selfish? No. It’s responsible.
The man who is a shepherd of God’s people must know that he is a guardian of God’s fame, a fact in which he should find tremendous confidence.
Something can be true, yet we can decide as pastors that our congregations are not ready to act tomorrow in a way they might be ready to act in a year.
Churches need seminaries and seminaries need churches.
We should not leave the sheep where we found them. That would be a dereliction of duty.
How do you know which issues are essential and which are not? Which hill are you willing to die on?
Future pastors aren’t built in a day.
Today there is much debate as to whether the office of elder is really the same as the office of overseer or bishop.
In what sense then is biblical male/female complementarity central and primary to the Christian faith?