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Pastoral Office

Does the Bible teach the office of pastor?

What does the Bible say about the role of senior pastor?

How much authority should a pastor have over a church?

Should pastors be paid a salary?

Should the title of "reverend" be given to a church leader?

What is a pastor emeritus?

What is a bi-vocational pastor?

What is Christian tentmaking?

What is pastor worship?

What are the biblical qualifications of a pastor?

What is an executive pastor?

What is a pastoral sabbatical? Should pastors take a sabbatical?

What are the potential issues with celebrity pastors?

Pastoral Qualifications

Is a man who divorced and remarried before coming to Christ eligible to pastor a church?

What does the Bible say about ordination?

Should it be required that a man have formal Bible education before he can serve as a pastor?

Is it biblically allowable for a pastor to be gay?

What does the Bible say about women pastors?

Why are there some pastors who do not believe?

Elders and Deacons

What are the qualifications of elders and deacons?

What are the duties of an elder in the church?

Can women serve as elders in the church?

What does the "husband of one wife" phrase in 1 Timothy 3:2 mean?

Can an unmarried man be a deacon or elder?

Can a man who is married to a divorced woman serve in church leadership?

What are the responsibilities of deacons in the church?

Can women serve as deacons in the church?

What is an overseer in the church?

Does the Bible teach that there should be a plurality of elders?

Other Roles

What does the Bible say about the role of associate / assistant pastor?

What is a church trustee?

What is the role of ushers in the church?

What is a bishop, biblically speaking?

Is God restoring the offices of apostle and prophet in the church today?

Are there prophets in the church today?

What is a spiritual father?

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