Sunday, April 8, 2007

Recognizing Pastor/Elders - thoughts generated from reading an article

The body of believers with which we gather is in the process of recognizing some more pastor/elders. Currently, the body has recognized two pastor/elders, but I believe that there are other individuals in our body who have been gifted by God with the gift of pastoring (see this post ) and the body has decided that it is time to recognize some of them, so that they can serve in the position of pastor/elder.

Because we are in this process, one of my brothers in Christ gave me a print-out of A Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Selecting Elders, a 9Marks article that can be found here.

I found the article interesting: agreeing with much and disagreeing with some. I get the impression that the writers of the article see a distinction between the pastor and the other elders (a distinction which I do not see in Scripture, and with which I therefore have to disagree), but I thought that some of their comments were still very appropriate and not negated by their presupposition. Therefore, I figured I would share some trends that I noticed in this article. Be on the lookout for 3 or 4 posts with the topic: 9Marks Trends.


Alan Knox said...


I read these articles also. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts. I'll chime in about what I've read as well.


Eric said...


I'll be praying for unity of the body as you all go through and conclude this process. I am excited to hear who the new pastor/elders are.


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