QUESTION: Bishops/Elders/Deacons. Explain what these terms mean. Consider the followingquestions: do the terms refer to the same office or different offices; what is thefunction of each in the church; must a church have all of these to function; howmany of each should a church have; where does the idea of “pastor” fit in, etc.

INSTRUCTIONS: Write a 1,000 word, double-spaced, scholarly essay using at least three sources which are cited or used substantively for this topic. Sources are limited to solid commentaries and journal articles. Each essay should define, present varying views, and argue for the most biblicallysatisfying perspective of the theme. Grade will be based on word count, use of sources, quality of discussion of the topicchosen (definition, views, biblical support, and a demonstrated awareness of what theissues are)