Pastoral Supervision in the Bible

The term “supervisor” is used in the New Testament. It is ἐπισκοπῆς or "episkopes.” The term is sometimes translated bishop, pastor or overseer. The last of these is the most literal. The clerical role is not necessarily about power or control. In fact, those that see the role in terms of ecclesiastical power seem to … Continue reading Pastoral Supervision in the Bible

Benchmarks/Qualifications for an Overseer/Pastoral Counselor

According to I Timothy 3:2-7, an overseer should be ...above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do … Continue reading Benchmarks/Qualifications for an Overseer/Pastoral Counselor