Leadership, Real Church

Does the Bible Support the Position of a Senior Pastor?

In Acts 15:19 it appears that James is the leader in the church in Jerusalem when we see that he makes the final statements after the church has debated the issue of circumcision among the Gentiles. However, when we read in the translation "my judgment" it is not to be likened to the expression of… Continue reading Does the Bible Support the Position of a Senior Pastor?

Leadership, Real Church

Shepherds of the Flock

In one sense all elders are pastors, but not in every sense. The terms elder, bishop, overseer and shepherd are synonomous terms, and are synonomous with the term pastor. However, this is not always exactly true.  Context dictates a terms meaning. Many in the church, because of their character, knowledge in the faith, life experience and ability to… Continue reading Shepherds of the Flock

Leadership, Real Church

Church Governance 101

Church governance = the Holy Spirit + group consensus. In Acts 15:28 we read ...it seemed good to the Holy Ghost and to us... (See also Acts15:22, 23). Here it clearly shows that neither James nor Peter was the head of the church as some would have us think, but that there was only one… Continue reading Church Governance 101