Jonathan Leeman from 9Marks and Cheverly Baptist Church in the United States considers what the Bible teaches about elder-led congregationalism.
In the life of the congregation, sheep reproduce sheep, while shepherds reproduce shepherds. And to the degree that shepherds reproduce shepherds, the flock will be in a healthy state to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the fold. This, like God’s creation mandate to Adam and
There is perhaps a fine line between pastoring and pestering. If so, I want to work hard on staying on the correct side of that line. But it is not always easy. One man’s concern is another man’s violation of their conscience. How does a
Paul loved the church. And he had a particular love for the church at Ephesus—the church in which, as far as we know, he spent more time than any other church (with the exception of Antioch). Paul stayed in Ephesus for three years, and his