In a doua postare erau prezentare responsabilitatile sau obligatiile prezbiterilor/batrinilor. Mergem mai departe cu „relationship, appointment” and ” term”:
We view the specialization of labor among the Elders to be as follows:
1. The Senior Pastor-Teacher will hold an honorary position on the Council of Elder with full privileges and specialize in teaching. The Pastor-Teacher will serve an indefinite term as a member of the Council of Elders as long as he holds this position (see Article X, Pastoral Staff).
2. The other Elders will specialize in equipping the saints based on their spiritual gift(s). The term of office for these Elders will be as defined in the next section.
The need for an Elder may be recognized by Elders or members of the church body. The Elders, in consultation with or in response to body members, shall seek to discern the nature of the need and to visualize God’s person and means for its fulfillment. After the requirements of the office have been defined, all essential information on this matter will be communicated to the congregation.
The source of new Elders other than the Pastor-Teacher Elder will be from within the church membership. These men shall meet all Scriptural qualifications of an Elder and must be found blameless according to scripture. (I Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:7).
Elders (except the Senior Pastor-Teacher) will be elected to a maximum of a three (3) year term of office consistent with their continued desire and ability to serve in this capacity (which must be recognized by other Elders and members of the church body). An Elder may be elected to a second consecutive term of office but will be ineligible for a third term until the lapse of at least one year following the second term. The terms of the member Elders will be staggered such that approximately 1/3 of the positions will conclude each year. Shorter than three-year terms may be used to meet this requ
irement if necessary…”
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Model de Statut in care autoritatea apartine in mod colectiv intregului grup de prezbiteri/batrîni (1)
Model de Statut in care autoritatea apartine in mod colectiv intregului grup de prezbiteri/batrini 2/