This article identifies three ways of thinking wrongly about leadership in the church: not reading 1 Timothy 3 correctly, unhealthy thinking about eldership, and seeing deacons as junior varsity elders.
What is the essence of the church? From 1 Timothy 3:15 this article shows that the essence of the church is that she upholds the truth. This article shows how the church upholds the truth in her worship, confessions, preaching, and eldership.
What qualifies someone for pastoral ministry? The Bible is not silent on the qualifications of a pastor and elder. It emphasizes character more than gifts. This article points to that from 1 Timothy 3:2.