• Is it scriptural for just one elder or pastor to be the overseer of a local congregation? Question and Answer

    Acts 14:23

    I think we have to be careful and realize that churches find themselves in different circumstances, so not every general answer applies to a church in some extreme situation or difficulty. There was a great church order in the latter part of the 16th century drawn up by the Hungarian Reformed churches. That church order covered all the normal things concerning how a church should operate and function. Then the last article said, “And for the brothers living under the Turk, they should do the best they can.” So there are extreme circumstances where we have to do the best … View Resource