In confessional Reformed and Presbyterian circles, elders are typically elected by the congregation based on the qualifications in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Although it differs a bit in various Reformed and Presbyterian churches, typically men who are elected to the office of elder serve for several years (i.e. 3), then take several years… Continue reading Arguments Against Term Eldership
One common American evangelical idea is (quite American): if a person wants to preach, shouldn't he/she be able to do so? This is one of those areas in which the civil/cultural ideas of the day have trickled into the church, affecting her right down to the core. In other words, we all have the right… Continue reading Can’t Anyone Be A Preacher?