Why Do Some Churches Have Elders?


Why Do Some Churches Have Elders?

The obvious answer is that some have determined to return to the ancient order of things as revealed in the New Testament, while others have opted to substitute various other organizational structures.  Most Churches of Christ have elders, and several other churches do as well.  Several years ago the Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma appointed elders for the first time in their history.  When asked why, the minister answered, “We read it in the New Testament and wanted to follow scripture.”


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