Fulltime Elder 3

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 are three perceived sources of financial support for the full-time elder?
1) The Lord, 2) the local church, and 3) individuals.
2. What is a biblical passage that shows the one who is taught should financially support the one who teaches him?
Galatians 6:6
3. What is an Old Testament passage that supports the idea that the full-time elder should not be expected to live at a level lower than everyone else in the church?
Haggai 1:4

Discuss It

  1. Which of the ways of financially supporting a full-time elder makes the most sense to you?
  2. What are some of the practical needs a full-time worker has that everyone else has?
  3. Is there any value in keeping the full-time worker in a state of neediness so as to be sure that he is looking to the Lord for meeting his needs and not the church?

Apply It

  1. Consider the following: 1) Could you be characterized as someone who is concerned about the level of support for the full-time elder in your church? 2) Is your church adequately meeting the needs of its full-time elder? 3) Does you church sometimes reward non-fulltime elders for the sacrificial time they put into preaching and teaching the word well? Write your answers down in order to crystalize your thoughts.
  2. How can you stir up the rest of the elders in this matter?