Episkopos (SUB-CHAPTER LEADER) This word is generally translated "overseer," "bishop," or "guardian." The word literally means "to look over; to watch over." Roles: The leader is the utmost authoritative figure in the kinship.
Presbuteros (SUB-CHAPTER OFFICERS) This word is generally translated -- elder. "The etymology of the term 'Presbuteros,' as well as the qualifications set forth in both Timothy and Titus, points to leadership by men of seniority, prominence, experience, and wisdom. The term suggests a leadership built on respect and reverence. A reverence that recognizes ability, service, knowledge, example, and seniority.
Roles: Officers deal with everything from handling incidents to recruiting new members. They keep the kinship moving in the right direction while maintaining the kinship environment and focus. Officers are appointed by the leader and officers.
Poimen (COMMITTEE MEMBERS) The meaning of this word is, "shepherd," although in Ephesians 4:11 it is generally translated "pastor." The verb form of this word is poimaino, It means, "to shepherd; to perform the duties of a shepherd." It is used twice in the NT to depict the work of the leadership. Roles: Council members are the next line of authority under the officers. They help in various functions of running the kinship, such as, planning events, keeping members informed of the latest news, and monitoring kinship chat and morale. A council member's judgment is to be respected. There are currently 5 council members. The leader and officers will add to that number if necessary. Council members are appointed by the leader and officers.
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