"I Do Not Want a Home Visit" The refusal to receive pastoral care by the pastor or elders
What Do They Do…? A Look at Two Things the Elders Do
Christian Education and the Church Order: A History
Who Should Preside?
The Forest and the Trees
The Nature of the Office of Elder (3): Christ’s Rule Through the Body of Elders
Jesus Christ rules His church through the office of elders. The rule of Christ takes place through the consistory – a body of elders standing together. This article provides the scriptural support for this body of elders, and shows the necessity of having a group of elders rather than one elder.
The Deacons’ Relationship to the Consistory (3): The Council Meetings
What should the relationship between elders and deacons look like? This distinguishes between work which must be done by the consistory and work which is to be done by deacons. The author also discusses shared tasks.