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A lot of men called 'elders' in the Church today are not functioning as biblical elders. Maybe what they are actually doing is a lot closer to the work of the deacons?
Many cling to their titles when in fact they're not leading God’s people by example on the only mission Jesus gave his church: make disciples.
In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar goes deep into the examples and commands in the Bible concerning the role, tone, and function of early church elders and deacons. We need a lot more of this today!
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- Where early church elders were found and how they were appointed.
- What happened after deacons were first established in the church. Surprising!
- The living, present example our church elders should play in disciple-making.
- What to do if your elders are NOT functioning as biblical elders.
From this episode:
"If the pastors and elders in the church are supposed to be role models for the rest of the people, showing them how to live and make disciples as Jesus did, shouldn’t our elders have loads of not-yet-believing friends? I’m not talking about acquaintances. I’m talking about relationships... friends. Shouldn’t our elders, our “examples to the flock”, be rock-star disciple-makers, living the same way Jesus and his disciples did?"
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