Church Leadership Studies

 
     
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Some years ago, the board chairman of a large church announced to the congregation that portions of the “New Testament did not apply to the church today.” He was struggling with what God had said about church leadership. He did not like what he was reading or hearing. He viewed God's truth about church leadership as being “ancient” and unpractical. The focus and vision of the church today is often driven by organizational values, concerns and agendas that are not biblical. God's principles are ignored either directly or through well intentioned neglect.
It is a spiritual axiom that the quality of the spiritual leadership - the spiritual shepherds - affects the spiritual health of the local church. The church is a barometer of the spiritual life of its shepherds. It is very difficult for church members to grow beyond immature spiritual shepherds. God's passion for each of us is that we would love Him and seek Him. The spiritual shepherds of the flock should be examples of men who know that God greatly loves them and who in turn deeply love and desire to know Him as one would a very close friend. When the spiritual shepherds love Him, the church will be dynamic and vital. God is seeking men who really love Him and desire to shepherd the flock His way. It is our heart felt desire that the following documents and past questions and answers will minister to you as you seek God’s pattern of biblical leadership.
   
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The following are messages on church leadership. The messages reveal what scripture says about their qualifications and function. We trust that they are a blessing and a help.
 
Leadership Messages - MPS3 Audio

Overview - Elders and Deacons
Various Passagesspacer
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Elders - General and Personal Qualifications
Various Passages

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Elders - Responsibility Qualifications
Various Passages
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Elders - Team Qualifications
Various Passages
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Seven Questions About Elders
Various Passages

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Deacons (and Deaconesses)- The Helpers
Various Passages
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Moses - Call To Faithfulness
Numbers 20:1-13
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A series of previously submitted Bible questions that deal with church leadership issues have been selected and made available on the next page which is titled, "Church Leadership Questions." These questions reflect the heart concerns of pastors and the flock of God.
 
     
 
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