Thoughts on Eldership

We are looking closely at the role of the Elder in Titus 1 at the moment. Here are a couple of charts I use to help my understanding of Biblical Eldership.

We believe in 2 offices in the local church, but both are clearly under the Lordship of Christ:

On Sunday I preached on why we need Elders here.

In terms of the office of Eldership (overseer/ pastor, etc) we believe in:

In order to appoint elders we are looking for the following things in this order (Character, in red, is the first things we look at) :

On Sunday I’ll unpack the qualifications of an Elder.

Key passages that inform my understand in Eldership:

  • Titus 1:5-9
  • 1 Timothy 3:
  • Acts 20:28-32
  • 1 Peter 5:-4

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