The Bible uses Elder, Presbyter, Overseer, Bishop, Shepherd, Pastor
interchangeably and they all refer to a single office in the church. Local churches
Do the terms elder, bishop, and pastor refer to three different officers or works in
the church, or are they various titles for the same work or office? What about ...
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 ...
Mar 2, 1987 ... There were two ongoing offices in the NT church for the management and care of
the church: elders and deacons.
Among many Christians today, there is considerable confusion about the
scriptural identifications and distinctions regarding pastors, bishops and elders.
A Scriptural and historical look at bishops, overseers, elders, pastors, and church
leadership in general.
Many terms describe clergy members of Christian churches, including pastor,
elder, bishop, reverend, minister and priest. The hierarchy of ordained church ...
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.