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 ...
The term, elder, has a wider range than the term, bishop. Elder may refer to Old
or New Testament offices. It may also refer to men of age, experience, and/or ...
Pastors want to know what elder rule is, and, if government by elders .... Peter
instructs the elders to be good bishops as they pastor: “Therefore, I exhort the ...
Jul 11, 2014 ... Biblical Church Government. By Thomas Taylor. An Elder Is A Pastor or Bishop.
The Office of Elder Is Reserved Only For Ministers, Not Laity.
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.
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 ...
Among many Christians today, there is considerable confusion about the
scriptural identifications and distinctions regarding pastors, bishops and elders.
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.