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Q&A#41 Are Young Elders a Contradiction in Terms?

Alastair Roberts

Q&A#41 Are Young Elders a Contradiction in Terms?

September 6, 2018
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today's question: "What are your thoughts on 'young elders' in the church? Is there an age restriction for the office of elder?"

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