What We Believe Church Leadership

Church Leadership

Church Leadership

The Kings of the gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them, are called benefactors.  But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves.  For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the one who serves. Luke 22.25-27

  1. Biblical leaders
    1. Apostles
      1. Appointed by Jesus  Luke 6.12-16
      2. Qualifications Acts 1.21-22
    2. Elders, Bishops, Overseers, Pastors.
      1. Elder, Shepherd, Overseer  I Peter 5.1-2
      2. Elder, Bishop Titus 1.5-7
      3. Qualifications Titus 1.5-9 and I Timl.3.1-7
    3. Deacons, Servants
      1. Qualifications I Tim. 3.8-13
      2. Testing as a deacon I Tim 3.10-13
      3. Example of Acts 6.1-7
    4. Evangelist, Preacher, Minister, Prophet
      1. Duties II Tim. 4.1-5
      2. Varied gifts Eph. 4.11    
  2. Non-Biblical Leaders (not anti-Biblical) Acts 6.1-7
    1. Trustees
    2. Youth ministers and others
    3. S.S. Superintendent
    4. Board members
    5. Church Treasurer
    6. Committee members appointed for specific task
  3. Informal leaders

People who are well respected in the church and very active true servants. Wives of Elders, deacons, ministers, as well as many other women

Men without an office.

Young men and women training for service

Teachers for youth and adults

People with a passion for their ministry