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QUESTION: Who Comes First, Evangelists or Ministers?


I received this question via The Question Box at my congregation’s web page. At first, I was tempted to give it a very short answer – but as I slept on it, I saw that there may be more in the question than I first saw. Accordingly, I gave it more attention than I first thought it needed. At first, I did not think I would post it here – but having given it more, I’d like you to have it as well – with enhancements over the answer posted on the church web page.

Who comes first, evangelists or ministers?

I’m not sure if you mean first in time or first in importance, not that it makes a great deal of difference. In time, they are for all practical purposes simultaneous. In importance, they are equal.

This is a question that rises from man’s tendency to establish “official” titles and offices where God simply Continue reading

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