New Testament Leadership: task, position, or what?

Biblical Input

1) presbuteros (“elder”), episkopos (“bishop, overseer”)
qualifications–1 Tim 3:1-7; 5:17-19; Tit 1:5-9
tasks (narrative)–Acts 20:17-38

2) diakonos (minister)
qualifications–1 Tim 3:8-13
tasks (narrative)–Acts 6

3) APEPT as gifts to the ekklesia
Eph 4:11-14

4) Olders and Youngers
1 Tim 5:1-16; Tit 2:2-8

Questions:

  • Are 1 and 2 offices?
  • What is the relationship of 3 to 1 and 2?
  • How are each of these and all of these related to the local church?

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