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Are the ordination-statuses in this list exclusive and comprehensive?

I'm constructing a survey of Anglican worshippers in England. One of the questions asks about ordination-status, with the following options: I am ordained I am a curate I am a licensed lay-person I ...
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Do conservative Presbyterians accept 4-point Calvinists?

I realize that many conservative Presbyterian churches (PCA, OPC, etc.) have fairly basic standards for membership, not requiring much more than baptism and a basic affirmation of faith, although ...
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What is the biblical basis for lifetime eldership?

Some churches who appoint elders do so for a term (3 years is typical from what I have seen). Other churches ordain elders for life. Is there a Biblical basis for ordaining elders for life? This is a ...
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What is the Biblical basis for 'term eldership'?

Some churches who appoint elders do so for a term (3 years is typical from what I have seen). Other churches ordain elders for life. Is there a Biblical basis for ordaining elders for a term?