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40 Questions about Elders and Deacons

ISBN-10: 0825433649
ISBN-13: 9780825433641
Edition: 2008
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Description: Arranged in a Q & A format, this volume tackles the major questions that pastors, church leaders, and students ask about congregational church government.

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 11/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Arranged in a Q & A format, this volume tackles the major questions that pastors, church leaders, and students ask about congregational church government.

Chris Embleton-Hall is an English-based artist specializing in children's illustration who uses a mixture of digital styles, most recently incorporating pattern and texture. He spent hours of his spare time as a child drawing with his granddad, before studying for a degree in illustration.<p <strong Benjamin L. Merkle</strong (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of New Testament Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of <em 40 Questions about Elders and Deacons</em .</p

Foreword
Introduction
Abbreviations
Offices in General
Why Is It Important to Have a Biblical Form of Church Government?
What Are the Various Forms of Church Government?
Does the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 Support Episcopalianism or Presbyterianism?
What New Testament Evidence Is There in Support of Congregationalism?
Are the Offices of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, and Priest for Today?
How Many Church Offices Are There Today?
The Office of Elder
Questions Related to Background Issues
What Is the Background of the Terms "Elder" and "Overseer"?
What Is the Origin of the Christian Elder or Overseer?
Do the Terms "Elder" and "Overseer" Represent the Same Office?
Does 1 Timothy 5:17 Make a Distinction Between Two Types of Elders?
What Is the Role of an Elder?
How Much Authority Should the Elders Have?
Were Timothy and Titus Pastors/Elders?
Questions Related to Qualifications
What Are the Situational and Family Qualifications for an Elder?
What Are the Moral Qualifications for an Elder?
What Does It Mean That an Elder Must Be "the Husband of One Wife"?
Must an Elder Be Married and Must His Children Be Believers?
What Are the Reasons for Affirming That Women Can Be Elders?
What Are the Reasons for Affirming That Women Cannot Be Elders? (Part 1)
What Are the Reasons for Affirming That Women Cannot Be Elders? (Part 2)
Questions Related to the Plurality of Elders
Should Each Church Have a Plurality of Elders?
How Many Elders Should Each Congregation Have?
What Is the Relationship Between Staff Members and Elders?
Should There Be an Equality (Parity) Among the Elders?
How Should the Elders Make Decisions?
What Are the Advantages of Having a Plurality of Elders?
Why Do So Few Churches Have a Plurality of Elders?
How Does a Church Transition to a Plurality of Elders?
Questions Related to the Selecting, Ordaining, Paying, and Removing of Elders
How Should Elders Be Selected?
Should Elders Have Terms or Serve for Life?
Should Elders Be Ordained?
Should Elders Be Paid?
What Should Be Done If an Elder Is Caught in Sin?
The Office of Deacon
What Is the Background of the New Testament Deacon?
What Are the Qualifications for a Deacon?
What Is the Role of a Deacon?
What Is the Relationship Between the Office of Deacon and the Office of Elder?
What Are the Reasons for Affirming That Women Can Be Deacons?
What Are the Reasons for Affirming That Women Cannot Be Deacons?
Is It Important to Use the Titles "Elder" and "Deacon"?
Selected Bibliography
Scripture Index

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