Church, Leadership, and Purpose - Part 1 of 3
“Elders As Church Leaders - What and Who” - I Peter 5:1-5
What is an elder?
Summary of Old Testament usage
- a term for recognized leadership
Summary of New Testament usage
- a term showing age, leadership, and character
Role of elders
In the Old Testament
- Spiritual care and oversight, related decision-making
In the New Testament
- A similar role distinct from king and priest
We believe the clear witness of the Bible demonstrates the rulership and leadership of elders over God’s people.
Who are elders? (I Peter 5:1-5)
Men of humility and high character who are accountable to God and those they lead.