I have a serious question about spiritual oversight in the church. [Please do not bring in extraneous stuff like Calvinism/Arminianism, ruliing in the Kingdom, if God loves everyone, etc.!!!!! :smilewinkgrin: ] The Bible seems to be clear that shepherds (pastors) and overseers (elders) have spiritual oversight over a church's flock. I would assume this also carries a certain authority. My question: What is your response to roles set up in a church (by the pastors) which gives adults who are not pastors or overseers (elders) spiritual oversight and responsibilities over other adults in the flock? (Please leave out children's and youth ministries in this question). Is this biblical in your view? Thanks for responding.