The relationship between pastors, elders, and deacons impacts the church, and the results can be nurturing or divisive.

The crew chats about the function of each church office, and what those office holders can do to encourage one another, and thus maintain and improve the health of the local body.

Todd, Carl, and Aimee discuss whether personalities should be considered when choosing men to serve, and just what can go right…or wrong!

From past horror stories to present leadership bliss, the team offers helpful advice. Pull up a chair and join in! However, be advised: Carl’s been sharpening his rhetorical sword, and he’s ready to pounce!

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The Blog

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2007 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2007 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »