Bible – Bishops, Elder, Deacons Pastor’s Role In Vision-based Leadership

QUESTION: Bishops/Elders/Deacons. Explain what these terms mean. Consider the following questions: do the terms refer to the same office or different offices; what is the function of each in the church; must a church have all of these to function; how many of each should a church have; where does the idea of “pastor” fit in, etc.

INSTRUCTIONS: Write a 1,000 word, double-spaced, scholarly essay using at least three sources which are cited or used substantively for this topic. Sources are limited to solid commentaries and journal articles. Each essay should define, present varying views, and argue for the most biblically satisfying perspective of the theme. Grade will be based on word count, use of sources, quality of discussion of the topic chosen (definition, views, biblical support, and a demonstrated awareness of what the issues are)

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