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.
Today there is much debate as to whether the office of elder is really the same as the office of overseer or bishop.
Have you ever considered the use of the title ‘elder’ or ‘deacon’ and how these titles might differ in their role in the church? Dr. Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, discusses the roles of each in this interview.