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This is a guest post by Shuan Marksbury.  His blog can be found here.

Today, the term “elders” rings sour in many Baptist ears. Perhaps it seems too Presbyterian, or it may seem to authoritarian. Indeed, many SBC churches practice a model of a deacon leadership or have such a congregational government that spiritual decisions are left in the hands of those not holding (and, perhaps, unqualified for) any office.

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1 Timothy 3:2 teaches that an Overseer must be above reproach.  The passage says “An overseer, then, must be above reproach” (2a).

But what does “above reproach” mean?

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If one were to open up their Bibles to 1 Timothy 3:1 you see the office of overseer mentioned.  Some people might read that and wonder when was the last time someone was called an overseer at their own church.

Some versions translates it as “bishop” while others translates it as “elders.”  Still most translations in the English stick with overseer.

Whatever you migth call it, biblically what is the office of an overseer?

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