On Wednesday evening, June 3rd and two weeks after that, June 17th, we'll have the last two lessons on the topic of God's Leadership Design.

Our topic for Wednesday evening, June 3 at 7pm is role definition.  Here's your homework:

Homework for next class (Wed,  June 3rd )

  1. Find the New Testament Biblical definitions and use of the words deacon/deaconess, elder (shepherd/bishop/overseer/pastor), minister, preacher, evangelist.

 

  1. With the definition of ‘leader’ as one who has authority over others or makes spiritual based decisions for the church, answer these questions:

    1. Does the definition of deacon or deaconess in the Bible provide evidence that they are leaders, servants or both?
      Provide the scriptures for your answers.
    2. Does the definition of shepherd/bishop/overseer/pastor in the Bible provide evidence that they are leaders, servants or both?
      Provide the scriptures for your answers.
    3. Does the definition of ministers in the Bible provide evidence that they are leaders, servants or both?
      Provide the scriptures for your answers.
    4. Does the definition of preachers / evangelists in the Bible provide evidence that they are leaders, servants or both?
      Provide the scriptures for your answers.
  2. Is an elder always a preacher?
  3. Is a preacher always an elder?
  4. Is an elder always a deacon?
  5. Is a pastor always an elder?

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