Quite right. By "positions of authority" I was referring mainly to the office of elder or pastor.
Originally Posted by jwithnell
Pitching my tent and building my altar
"But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel."- Hebrews 12:22-24