Biblical leadership is one crucial essence of being a Christian church. Believing and applying the Word of God in our lives include how we establish and practice leadership in the church. Especially in the past decades, Christians and churches are faced with different questions and issues concerning proper church leadership.
• Can women become pastors and elders?
• Can a single man become a pastor?
• Are pastors required to have a seminary degree?
• Should churches really have a high standard for choosing its officebearers?
Thankfully, God’s Word doesn’t leave us without answers.
In “ZCRC (Imus) Reformed Conference 2020,” we have the privilege of having Rev. Nollie Malabuyo and Rev. Lance Filio discuss these issues on church leadership from the biblical perspective. It’s on two separate parts: A discussion about church overseers and a discussion on the qualifications of such.
You may read the manuscripts below.
Part 1: Biblical Overseers
What are the biblical basis and foundation for church leadership? What are office bearers? Rev. Nollie Malabuyo helps us examine the office of the elders and deacons both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament, as well as the current issues regarding office-bearers.
Part 2: Biblical Qualifications for Men as Overseers
The overseers that Christ’s appoints are qualified, godly and gifted men. Rev. Lance Filio discusses these specific identities, characteristics, and abilities that separate them from the congregation and becomes selected for the task of serving the church. Prayerfully every congregation should seek them out and appoint them to positions of pastors/teacher, elders, and deacons.
Listen below as the speakers answer the questions from the attendees concerning the topic.