The following question and the resulting answer were recently brought to my attention. Not having studied this in depth yet, I am curious if any of you have dealt with this issue? Question: Based upon New Testament Pattern, shouldn't church leadership be a plurality of elders who are equals rather than one Pastor calling the shots? I'm basing this on the first church at Jerusalem and the others since in the New Testament. Those churches seemed to have a plurality of leadership. (Submitted by: G. D.) Answer: Yes, you are correct. There should be a plurality of elders in God's church. Sadly, most professing Christians are indoctrinated in the hierarchical system, started by the Catholic church. It is assumed to be the way Christ intended. As usual, something assumed is believed in faith without really proving it from the Scriptures.