Monday, April 11, 2011
What Does A Bishop Oversee?
Alan Knox at The Assembling Of The Church re-posts one of his own all-time favorite posts, What Does A Bishop Oversee? He asks whether an "overseer" should oversee an organization or oversee people. He shows from some bible passages that shepherds are supposed to be concerned for people first of all. Alan brings this from the heart of an overseer because he is an elder in the church he assembles with. To my mind, a church whose overseers neglect its people or allow oversight of the organization get in the way of putting people first is fairly useless and to be avoided [Update: your own approach may differ, and I'm fine with that]. Along with Alan, I would have overseers choose people every time. Read Alan's post here.