Elders, Deacons, Preachers, Saints

This series describes in detail the various Biblical leadership roles in the church and examines how these can be exercised in order to promote individual as well as the corporate growth of the church.

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Introduction to Leadership Roles

Introduction to Leadership Roles

32:51   

Church growth is tied to church leadership. In this introductory lesson the various Biblical roles of leadership are identified and compared to one another.

Church Leadership

Church Leadership

39:38   

This lesson examines the Biblical model for church leadership and how these leaders are to relate to the congregation.

Elders: Character Profile

Elders: Character Profile

40:23   

Aside from the specific Biblical qualifications necessary for a man to serve as an elder in the church, this person also needs to possess certain character traits that will identify him as a worthy candidate. This lesson reviews seven of these traits.

Elders: Specific Qualifications

Elders: Specific Qualifications

39:56   

In this lesson we go from general characteristics to specific qualifications of Elders.

The Work of the Elder

The Work of the Elder

35:58   

This lesson examines not only the work done by Elders but provides a systematic way of gathering this and other information about various topics in the New Testament.

Appointing Elders

Appointing Elders

39:24   

In this lesson we review the few passages that shed light on how elders should be selected, and look at passages that describe the elders' wife.

The Role and Work of Deacons

The Role and Work of Deacons

Part 1

33:36   

In this two part lesson Mike will discuss the Biblical profile of the man who is qualified to serve as Deacon and the nature of his work as well as the limit of his authority.

The Role and Work of Deacons

The Role and Work of Deacons

Part 2

38:51   

In this lesson we review the role deacons play in the church and also examine I Timothy 3:8-13 which gives some of the qualifications necessary to be considered for the role.

The Laying on of Hands

The Laying on of Hands

40:25   

In this lesson Mike will discuss the symbolism and practice of the laying on of hands from both the Old and New Testament perspective.

The Selection Process

The Selection Process

23:50   

In this practical lesson Mike reviews the process that the church can use to select, confirm and appoint deacons and elders in the local congregation.

The Role of the Preacher

The Role of the Preacher

37:57   

This lesson compares the many modern views of the minister to the Biblical description of the role, qualifications and work of a local evangelist.

The Role of Women in Ministry

The Role of Women in Ministry

42:14   

This lesson explores the role of women in ministry and compares the arguments for their participation in full or limited ministry.

Who are the Saints?

Who are the Saints?

37:39   

This final lesson in the series compares the Biblical description of a saint to popular misconceptions of who and what this person should be.

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