church leadership

God's Expectations of His Shepherds

As Paul planted churches, he placed significant importance on appointing elders (aka shepherds or bishops) as church leaders. What does God desire and require of His shepherds? What should the life, character, and faith of a New Testament elder look like? What are God's expectations for every Christian who follows the Good Shepherd?  In this […]

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Suffering Abuse from Church Leaders

Tragically, many Christians have suffered under corrupt church leaders. Why do things like this happen? How do we respond and move on from such experiences without losing our faith or becoming bitter? This lesson strives to answer these questions, and to equip us to help others recovering from abuse at the hands of other Christians. Teaching Notes […]

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We Must Obey God Rather than Men; Selecting the Seven (Acts 5:29 and 6:1-7)

Should Christians follow the commands of religious or government leaders, when such commands contradict the words of God? We see the apostles' attitude in Acts 5: “We must obey God rather than men”. We consider how this principle was applied by David Lipscomb and other Christians in the Restoration Movement at the time of the […]

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