HomeBLOGShort video on Elders in the church, by Dr. Voddie Baucham (and some of my thoughts)
February 28, 2017
Short video on Elders in the church, by Dr. Voddie Baucham (and some of my thoughts)
There’s a difference between a ‘healthy’ church, and a ‘Biblical’ church. A ‘healthy’ church will be (including but not limited to), a disciplined church, a church that disciples each other, an accountable church, a church with a membership, a small church, a church the prays often with each other, an expository / exegetical teaching church, a church that ‘sends-out’ and Biblically evangelizes it’s community, etcetera etcetera etcetera.
However a ‘Biblical’ church will be Elder led, and will have a “Plurality of ‘Elders,” a minimum of three (including the pastor) is most appropriate. And what used to be a needless to say, has become a need to say. That their Leaders, Administrators, or Elders must be men. As Dr. Voddie Baucham says, “And so the idea here, is that the church is led by a group of men. And yes I did say men!”
Albeit Biblical Elders is a must, they must first and foremost meet a Biblical criteria. Then they must be men that are God pleasers, not just pastor pleasers, or congregation pleasers. Dr. Baucham recently shared at a conference, whereas his Elders voted against him on a matter. Voddie did not want his “weekly sermons up on Sermon Audio,” but his Elders “out voted” him. Though that issue is non-essential, it is still important to have a plurality of Elders.