The Bible uses Elder, Presbyter, Overseer, Bishop, Shepherd, Pastor
interchangeably and they all refer to a single office in the church. Local churches
The terms elder, bishop and pastor are generally used interchangeably in the
New Testament, although "elder" primarily refers to the person, while "bishop or ...
Jan 23, 2006 ... We may conclude therefore that “pastor” and “elder” and “bishop/overseer” refer
in the New Testament to the same office. This office stands ...
A Scriptural and historical look at bishops, overseers, elders, pastors, and church
leadership in general.
May 25, 2004 ... But even those churches that have more than one elder (the pastor being one of
... 7 begins with a "for" shows a connection: bishops are elders.
Among many Christians today, there is considerable confusion about the
scriptural identifications and distinctions regarding pastors, bishops and elders.
Referenced in the Bible as "elders", "bishops", "pastors" and "presbyters", they
carry the heavy responsibility of "watching out for your souls, as those who must ...
The pastor fulfills the role of the New Testament elder or bishop (overseer), and is
responsible before God for the spiritual welfare of the church.
This is a study of the word bishop as it appears in 1 Timothy 3: 1, 2. .... These are:
bishop, overseer, elder, superintendent, pastor, presbyter, leader, supervisor, ...
Is a bishop the same thing as an elder or overseer? ... The Greek term episkapos
has also been translated as “episcopal,” “elder,” “overseer,” or “pastor.” All refer ...