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Necessary Church Leadership Functions

Pastors fulfill vital responsibilities for a church. To begin with, they govern, supervise, and oversee all church functions. This does not require them to be present or involved in every activity and event; but they should ensure that necessary…

Supporting Your Pastors

Pastoring Well Understanding that the NT encourages multiple pastors for a given church, some also believe that the NT specifies two kinds of pastors: 1) those who study and teach doctrine and 2) those who rule and administrate (1 Tim. 5:17).…
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The Pattern of Multiple Pastors

A Regular Pattern The Bible consistently alludes to a plurality of pastors as a regular arrangement for church leadership. Consider the following examples: Jerusalem (Acts 11:30; 15:2, 4; 21:18; Jam. 5:14), Syrian Antioch (Acts 13:1), Derbe,…

Three Words, One Office

The NT uses three corresponding words to describe this role of church leadership. Pastor The first word is pastor or shepherd, an overarching word God chooses to describe the nature of this role (1 Pet. 5:2-3). It highlights the proper motive…

Pastors are a Gift from God

Some Pastors Jesus Christ assigns the work of Christian ministry to every believer in every church (Eph. 4:12). To equip them for this mutual task, he provides churches with pastors. The New Testament describes pastors as something that he…

Pastors and Deacons

A Gift from God Jesus Christ assigns the work of Christian ministry to every believer in every church (Eph. 4:12). To equip them for this mutual task, he provides churches with pastors. The New Testament describes pastors as something that…

The Ordinances and Pastoral Authority

A Command and a Qualification Churches need leaders, but they also need a biblical understanding of leadership. We too easily fall into the trap of the leadership craze, chasing after leadership books, flocking to leadership conferences and…

Episode 68: The First Priority for a Church

If you were mentoring a man to be a pastor, giving him advice for church leadership priorities, what would you tell him to focus on “first of all”? Is preaching the most important thing for a church? What deserves the primary attention? Thankfully,…

What is "First of All" for Any Church?

If you were mentoring a man to be a pastor, giving him advice for church leadership priorities, what would you tell him to focus on "first of all"? Is preaching the most important thing? What about teaching? Or evangelism? Or training disciples,…