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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'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 ...

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 ...

Is the office of a Bishop the same as a Pastor? | Learn The Bible


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 ...

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 ...

Biblical Church Government - An Elder Is A Pastor or Bishop


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.

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.

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 ...

Pastors, Bishops and Elders - BibleTrack


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

What are Elders, Bishops and Pastors? - Bible Sprout


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.

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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 ...

Elders, Pastors, Bishops, and Bethlehem | Desiring God


Mar 2, 1987 ... There were two ongoing offices in the NT church for the management and care of the church: elders and deacons.

Bishops, Elders, Pastors in Scripture and History


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