How much authority is a "pastor" (bishop) over the local flock granted by the Scripture, and how applicable is it in spiritual and/or secular situations? Does a pastor have the authority to tell a teenager in his church where to go to college, and does the teenager have an obligation before God to obey? Does a pastor have the authority to tell a member of the local assembly what job that person must have (such as one that does not require that member to work on Wednesday night or the "Sabbath" [i.e. Sunday])? Does a pastor have the authority to tell someone already going to a college to drop out of that college and pastor a particular church? Yes, these questions are from specific instances I have observed/have been told about.