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The office of Elders, pastors and bishops - Bible.ca


The Bible uses Elder, Presbyter, Overseer, Bishop, Shepherd, Pastor interchangeably and they all refer to a single office in the church. Local churches appoint ...

What is the role of an elder? | Desiring God


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 ...

What's the difference between pastor, bishop, elder, overseer?


Answer: They're all the same function--no one is different than the other. And they used to tell me that a bishop was "over" a pastor. Nope. See the proof.

Who Should Run the Church? A Case for the Plurality of Elders ...


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.

Pastors, Bishops and Elders - BibleTrack


Among many Christians today, there is considerable confusion about the scriptural identifications and distinctions regarding pastors, bishops and elders.

Elders, Bishops, and Pastors - In Search of Truth


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 ...

Pastor | Theopedia


Some denominations have the tradition that Pastors, Bishops (or Overseers), and Elders denote different positions. This interpretation does not hold up to ...

What are deacons, elders, bishops and pastors? « God Issues


Jun 1, 2010 ... One of the most obvious differences between Christian denominations regards the various leadership roles which churches recognize.

Bishops, Elders, Pastors in Scripture and History


A Scriptural and historical look at bishops, overseers, elders, pastors, and church leadership in general.

Elders, Pastors, Shepherds, Bishops, Overseers | RobertJMorgan.com


Here's an excerpt from tomorrow's sermon at The Donelson Fellowship from 1 Peter 5: I want to share with you the genius of the Lord when it comes to the ...

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Elder, Bishop, Pastor: Three Different Offices or the Same Office?


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 ...

What's the difference between Elders, Bishops and Pastors?


The terms elder, bishop and pastor are generally used interchangeably in the New Testament, although "elder" primarily refers to the person, while "bishop or ...

Answering the Key Questions About Elders - Grace to You


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 ...