Church growth is tied to church leadership. In this introductory lesson, the various Biblical roles of leadership are identified and compared to one another.
Prime 32 min
This lesson examines the Biblical model for church leadership and how these leaders are to relate to the congregation.
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.
Prime 40 min
In this lesson, we go from general characteristics to specific qualifications of Elders.
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.
Prime 35 min
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.
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.
Prime 33 min
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.
Prime 38 min
In this lesson Mike will discuss the symbolism and practice of the laying on of hands from both the Old and New Testament perspective.
Prime 40 min
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.
Prime 23 min
This lesson compares the many modern views of the minister to the Biblical description of the role, qualifications and work of a local evangelist.
Prime 37 min
This lesson explores the role of women in ministry and compares the arguments for their participation in full or limited ministry.
Prime 42 min