Wednesday, April 09, 2008

NEW TESTAMENT LEADERSHIP: task, position, or what?

Biblical Input

1) presbuteros ("elder"), episkopos ("bishop, overseer")
qualifications--1 Tim 3:1-7; 5:17-19; Tit 1:5-9
tasks (narrative)--Acts 20:17-38

2) diakonos (minister)
qualifications--1 Tim 3:8-13
tasks (narrative)--Acts 6

3) APEPT as gifts to the ekklesia
Eph 4:11-14

4) Olders and Youngers
1 Tim 5:1-16; Tit 2:2-8

  • Are 1 and 2 offices?
  • What is the relationship of 3 to 1 and 2?
  • How are each of these and all of these related to the local church?
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NOTE: This is a rumination ("1. The act of pondering; meditation. 2. The act or process of chewing cud." American Heritage Dictionary) in search of synergy ("1. The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.")


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