Indefinite or limited terms for elders

Do you have ‘life’ or ‘term’ elders? So ran a question I received yesterday. It’s one of those questions that does the rounds mainly because

Authority not authoritarianism

I was scrolling through twitter and came across this interesting tweet: Katharine Birbalsingh is the headteacher at Michaela Community School in Wembley. She is something

Why do we find it so hard to find suitable elders?

Given how quickly folks were made elders in the New Testament, why do we so often struggle to appoint them in our own churches? I

Five ways to encourage genuinely co-equal plurality among elders

Most nonconformist churches – particularly of the baptistic persuasion – believe in plural eldership. At least, we say we do. Often, our model may be

A tendency arising with such frequency I suspect a deeper problem

If you’ve been in the church for any length of time, you will know it is a group of sinful people trying to help one

Five key questions to ask of your church polity

Tony Benn famously said there are five essential questions to ask of anybody in positions of social, economic or political power: “What power have you

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