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havok20x
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 Biblical Church Structure Question (Needing Resources)

As I have studied the Scriptures, I have come to grips with the idea that churches that I will be planting, Lord willing, will need a group of men who are leading and serving Biblically as elders. However, in many discussions I have had with individuals, there seems to be some kind of separation from pastors and elders, which I am struggling to find in the Scriptures. From what I can see, it seems to me that those who do the pastoral work are simply elders.

Are there any resources that can help clarify this for me?

Any resources on biblical church structure, etc would be excellent. The free-er the better lol, but I am not opposed to purchasing some books.

 2021/1/25 9:38Profile
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 Re: Biblical Church Structure Question (Needing Resources)

Maybe Derek Prince's book titled "Rediscovering the Church." In this work, he discusses local church issues and its pattern of structure taken from the New Testament. He covers the role of pastors and elders. He was no rookie when it came to researching the Scriptures. God bless you in your efforts.


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 2021/1/25 12:42Profile
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Check out NTRF dot org.

Read all you see there.

Also consider the primary book they offer for $10. I have it from about 7 years ago.


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 2021/1/25 14:35Profile
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 Re: Biblical Church Structure Question (Needing Resources)

pauls letters are just fine brother !

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As I have studied the Scriptures, I have come to grips with the idea that churches that I will be planting, Lord willing, will need a group of men who are leading and serving Biblically as elders. However, in many discussions I have had with individuals, there seems to be some kind of separation from pastors and elders, which I am struggling to find in the Scriptures. From what I can see, it seems to me that those who do the pastoral work are simply elders.



Dear brother,

You definetly are seeing something that is Scriptural. Many denominations follow a pattern of more roles then seen clearly in the New Testament. this site is a good resource on the basics of eldership it seems: https://www.biblicaleldership.com


in the video here he says there is a free pdf booklet to get: https://www.biblicaleldership.com/what-is-be/


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 2021/1/25 18:44Profile
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 Re: Biblical Church Structure Question (Needing Resources)

Havok20x,


Here is an article, hope it helps. As with many things, understanding the background of where certain names originated from helps, but to the core of your concern, Piper takes this on.

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-is-the-role-of-an-elder


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 2021/1/26 14:48Profile
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Thank y'all and the Lord bless y'all! I will be checking out these resources soon!

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