What Are The Responsibilities Of A Church Elder?

What are the qualifications and responsibilities of a church elder?What is an Elder? An elder is the same thing as an overseer, shepherd or a pastor. Every pastor is an elder in some denominations but not every elder is a pastor. One qualification for an elder is that he is older. The name “elder’ means older which is why the Apostle Paul said “He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil “ (1st Tim 3:6). When God was re … [Read more...]

What Are The Responsibilities Of A Church Deacon?

What are the responsibilities of a church deacon, according to the Bible?What is a Deacon? A deacon is a ministry, position, or office in the church that is given to a man who is trustworthy and has lived a life of exemplary values. The same applies to the deaconess. The word deacon is from the Greek word “diākonos” which means “servant” or as it was known at the time of the establishment of this office, the word meant “a table servant.” This office was created by necessity in the first cent … [Read more...]

Should A Pastor Make Judgements Of Other Churches In His Sermon?

Should a pastor make judgment of other churches in his sermon? Paul’s Experience Did the Apostle Paul ever call out a church by name in his letters? What we don’t know is what he said in his sermons. Surely Paul preached when he visited the various churches he planted. There can be no doubt since Paul went into the Jewish synagogue every change he had so he would most certainly have preached while he was there at the different churches he visited and he identifies himself as a preacher (2nd Tim … [Read more...]

Should A Pastor Visit Every Hospitalized Member Of A Church?

Is the pastor required to visit every hospitalized church member? Is it his alone to do?Commanded of God There is no doubt that the command to visit those who are sick applies to all believers and not just the pastor, elder, deacon, or deaconess. James writes that the definition of pure religion is partly that of visiting the orphans and the widows in their afflictions (James 1:27) and that would include shut-ins, those in nursing homes, and those who are sick and in the hospital. Jesus … [Read more...]

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Leave A Church?

When do you know it’s time to leave a church? What are the clear signs that it’s time to leave?Expository Preaching When you are in a church, like a friend of mine was not long ago, that doesn’t preach expository, verse by verse Bible preaching, then you are going to starve to death like my friend who wasn’t been properly fed the Word of God by the pastor. The sheep are going to starve to death if the pastor is only feeding them pabulum or a watered-down baby food. These Christians will stil … [Read more...]

Should A Church Treasurer Be Bonded?

Is it necessary to have a church treasurer be bonded? Safety in Numbers If you are not certain about whether your church should have the treasurer bonded or not, call a meeting and seek the counsel of the church leadership and membership because “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety” (Prov 11:14) and again, “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed” (Prov 15:22), so it’s wise to ask about this important issue to pro … [Read more...]