Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, United States
Full-time pastor at an independent Baptist church
Though from Scripture it is evident the church should have a plurality of elders, it is clear that some were devoted primarily to preaching and teaching (1 Tim. 5:17). This individual shall meet the qualifications outlined for elders (the terms pastor, elder, and bishop being synonymous) in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
The pastor shall be called to minister to the flock for an indefinite period of time, which shall begin at the time he assumes his duties.
In addition to the general duties of elder, the pastor shall:
- Preach and teach the entire Word of God at the stated services of the church
- Administer the ordinances
- Visit the sick, infirm, and distressed of the flock
- Serve as chairman of the board, and act as a non voting member of all other church committees and panels
- Arrange for all special services in cooperation with the board
- Moderate all board meetings and church business meetings, except when the business concerns him personally, or when he may be absent (at such times, the vice-chairman shall preside over stated meetings)
Duties of elder:
- The elders shall be examples of godliness to the church and the community. They shall care for the spiritual welfare of the church members. As shepherds to the whole flock, they shall promote the spirit of unity and Christian fellowship within the body. They shall serve in a ruling capacity, in love and gentleness encouraging, building up, and admonishing the faithful. They will be entrusted with the teaching and instructing of the Lord’s people, and in the pastor’s absence, arrange for pulpit supply. They shall arbitrate disputes between church members, and when necessary, oversee the proper administration of church discipline. They shall assist in the administration of the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:28-30; Eph 4:11-16; 1 Tim. 3:1-7, Heb. 13:17, 24; I Peter 5:2-3).
- In cooperation with the deacons, the elders shall act when necessary, as a general pulpit committee, until one can be appointed. They shall also, with the deacons, review for approval all who fill the pulpit in the pastor’s absence.
- In cooperation with the deacons, the elders shall be responsible for oversight of the church finances, and the raising and appropriation of funds. They shall oversee the general operation of the church, and keep the trustees informed concerning necessary repairs, maintenance, and other issues concerning church property.
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