Fulltime Elder 2

Series: Fulltime Elder
Presenter: Chuck Gianotti

In this four part series, Chuck Gianotti examines the role and practical implications of a full-time elder as part of a team of elders in the local church.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What other meaning can the underlying Greek word “misthos” have besides “wages”?
The Greek word “misthos” can mean reward.
2. What biblical passage warns against seeing a full-time worker as a “hired hand”?
John 10:11-13
3. Where do we find a biblical example of the process for separating a person for full-time ministry?
Acts 13:1-3

Discuss It

  1. What are the challenges involved in bringing a man from outside the church to be the full-time elder, rather than an existing elder from within the church?
  2. Do you think there is a place for paying a full-time administrator, particularly when the church gets very large? Explain.
  3. How would you respond to a person who says, “If a man is being supported for being an elder, then it automatically means he is doing it for ‘sordid gain’" as it says in 1 Peter 5?

Apply It

  1. Study the book of Philippians and describe Paul’s attitude toward the Philippians and their financial support for him. Also, study Paul’s attitude toward being supported in 1 Corinthians 9:1-14. Write down in essay form what you discover.