By Don Bunting
May 13, 2018
The religious world often adopts the idea of evangelist as “pastor,” essentially serving as the leader of the church who is responsible for all the spiritual guidance and instruction. In most churches, the presence of a full-time preacher is assumed, but is it essential for a local church to employ a full-time preacher who teaches and delivers lessons on a regular basis?
We often depend on preachers, particularly when we don’t have elders in place to lead the group. But what if the group doesn’t have elders? How do members of a local church function and do the work of the lord in the absence of a full-time preacher?