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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 ...

Bishops, Elders, Pastors in Scripture and History


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

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 ...

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.

Bishops, Overseers, Presbyters, and Elders - TyndaleArchive


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, ...

What is a bishop, biblically speaking? - GotQuestions.org Home


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 ...

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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 ... I. Baptist Church Government Illustrated from Historic Baptist Confessions. The purpose of this survey is to show that historically Baptists have ...

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 ...