The Holy Office About the Office in the Church
Office or Profession?
Church Elders – Don't Assume
Church Elders – Introduction: I am an Elder, Now What?
The Office in the Light of Christ’s Return
Diakonia vs. Office
Democracy and the Denigration of Office
One threat facing the church today is that of egalitarianism or democracy, which has an effect on the church office. We need to promote the right view of office and authority.
Resignation from Church Office
This article shows that God calls men to serve as officebearers in the church. Therefore, no one should render resignation from church office without the consent of the church council or classis.
The Nature of the Office of Elder (1): The Office of Rule
Looking at the teaching of scripture and the reformed Confessions, this article defines the nature of the office of the elder. The author concludes that the nature of this office is that of rule. Elders are called to rule Christ's church on His behalf. The author closes the article by giving reasons why God instituted such an office for His church.
Preparing for the Office of Deacon (3): Being Qualified and Being Involved
Anyone who is called to be a deacon must also possess the desire to fulfill this office. In this article the author shows that with the desire to be a deacon comes the responsibility to examine oneself to see if one is qualified according to the biblical standard. These standards encompass how the man treats his wife and children and how he is involved in the church prior to entering into the office of deacon.
Preparing for the Office of Deacon (2): Educating Oneself and Supporting One’s Officebearers
Anyone who is called to be a deacon must be willing to educate himself to prepare for this office. This education is rooted in the desire to exalt Christ and serve others. The attitude towards those currently in the office is essential to determining if the desire to be a deacon is healthy.
Preparing for the Office of Deacon (1): Desiring the Office
Anyone who is called to be a deacon must also possess the desire to fulfill this task. At the same time, one must be able to distinguish between right and wrong motivations behind this desire, and the way in which the desire is expressed. Having a desire for the office of deacon does not guarantee the call, but is necessary for it.
God's Calling: The Office of the Christian Believer
Two Offices (Elders/Bishops and Deacons) and Two Orders of Elders (Preaching/Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders): A New Testament Study
The Place and Significance of the Offices in the Congregation of Christ
May Women Teach Sunday School?
The Bible clearly puts a limit on the teaching role of a woman. However, the author of this article distinguishes between the general and special teaching offices. This article shows that Scripture does not forbid women from teaching; however, it should not be at the expense of compromising the limits of Scripture. In addition, the woman must be submissive to the elders, and should not teach based on the false notion of the oppression of women.
Election of Elders
This article is about the election of elders and deacons in their office in the church. This article also looks at the methods of election.
Finding New Office-Bearers
Parity of Officebearers
The Duties of Elders
Women in Office — What Changed My Mind
Is God Calling You to Give Your Life for His Sake and the Gospel in Missions?
How does God waken in somebody a call to a specific task/office in his church? This article offers ten important means God uses to compel those whom he calls. Are you perhaps called by God to a specific task?