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Oct 29, 2023

You're Not the Boss of Me

Passage: Titus 1:5-9

Preacher: Tim Badal

Series:Rediscover Church


Rediscovering God's Pattern for Church Leadership

1.  The correct form of church leadership.
     The Bible establishes that while Jesus Christ is the only head of the 
     church, each local church is to be led by a group of spiritually mature           men called elders who are gifted to teach and shepherd the flock under
     their care. They are given charge to lead in matters of doctrine, direction,
     and discipline.

     This means elders must be men of...
       •  Maturity.
       •  Responsibility.
       •  Authority.

     This is vital to the church because...
       •  Responsibility - Authority = Anarchy
       •  Authority - Responsibility = Tyranny
       •  Responsibility + Authority = Stability

2.  Those with a consuming call from God.
     This means a...
       •  Desire to serve.
       •  Heartfelt devotion to the task.
       •  Dedication to serving with other elders.

3.  Those with Christlike character.
     This is to be seen...
       •  Morally.
       •  Domestically.
       •  Socially.
       •  Spiritually.

4.  Those who care for the flock and are capable of teaching others.
     This means elders are...
       •  Engaged in the people's lives.
       •  Encouraging and exhorting others.
       •  Established in doctrine.
       •  Educating others in truth.