Churches have a variety of operating methods that they have developed to cope with the ever increasing complexity of operations. Besides the scripturally defined roles of pastor/elder and deacon, some have a position called “Trustee”. The Trustee has a role of dealing with various church business matters. Trustees are a State mandated position and are responsible for the physical property of the church (generally once a church becomes “incorporated” they are responsible to have Trustees by State law). The underlying assumption in the position of “Trustee” is that it is a person who holds trust. So, legally it is the trustees who hold the legal responsibility of the church and not the pastor (the pastor would legally be defined as an employee of the church trustees). Though trustees may be necessary for the effective and efficient operation of a local church body, it is not a biblical office. Does your church have Trustees? There is a conflict between who runs the church and who is responsible for the church. How is this matter handled/or is it just ignored?