In Acts 6 we saw some of the qualifications of an Administrator relating both to character and spiritual standing. 1 Timothy 3:1-13 deals with similar issues in a more systematic way and, because it is so important not to appoint people who lack these Biblical criteria, I want to spend a little more time considering […]

Continue reading about Biblical Administration part 8 – Qualifications of an Administrator – ‘above reproach’

Full of the Spirit and wisdom Returning to our examination of qualities that make a good Administrator we shall now look at Acts 6:3. Here we see that the apostles specify that the candidates must be ‘full of the Spirit and wisdom’. In times of tension, which undoubtedly was the case with the particular dispute […]

Continue reading about Biblical Administration pt 7 – Qualifications of an Administrator – Spiritual Wisdom and Faith

Job vacancy! We live in an upside down Kingdom. When advertising a post the world will pay great attention to the qualifications needed for the job – a degree in Business Administration or Economics may be a good start. However, the Bible does not seem to be particularly interested in such information, concentrating more on […]

Continue reading about Biblical Administration pt 6 – Qualifications of an Administrator – Character

Nigel Ring on November 12th, 2009

The right context Knowing the Leader’s heart is a vital key to effective administration. When we looked at the spiritual gift of administration in 1 Cor 12:28 we saw how the Greek word kubernesis, the root of ‘administrating’, equated to the pilot of a ship in New Testament times. He was responsible for the ship’s […]

Continue reading about Biblical Administration part 5 – Knowing the Leader’s heart

Act 6:1-7  (1) Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. (2) And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up […]

Continue reading about Biblical Administration part 4 – The fruit of good Administration

Birth of the church Pentecost must have been an exciting time! The 120 had been in the Upper Room when the Spirit fell and they rushed out into the street beside themselves with excitement, so much so that people thought they were drunk, despite it being just after breakfast. They were speaking ‘nineteen to the […]

Continue reading about Biblical Administration part 3 – Administration in the Early Church