Tag: pastors

A Primer on the Office of Elder/Pastor

The office of elder is the first of two ordinary and perpetual offices in the church. Elders (or presbyters, from the Greek presbuteros) are...

Recovering the Biblical Office of Deacon

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1305259/10235001-recovering-the-biblical-office-of-deacon.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-10235001&player=small In this episode of the Holy Joys Podcast, Johnathan Arnold and Dr. David Fry discuss the biblical office of deacon (aka the diaconate) and...

How Much Should We Pay Pastors?

The overwhelming emphasis of Scripture is that pastors should be paid well, at least a living wage.

Making Sense of Elders, Pastors, and Bishops

The terms “elder,”  “pastor,” and “overseer” view the same office from three different perspectives.

A Healthy Church Requires a Healthy Pastor

Being a pastor is bad for your health, or so concludes a 2012 study reported in Christian Century. Similar studies seem to verify the...

Who Are the Elders in a Local Church?

One of the most prominent features in the pastoral epistles is Paul’s detailed description of two offices in the local church: elder (also called...