What Are Armor Bearers and Adjutants?
2. One who respects his leader.
3. One who understand his leader's thoughts.
In the natural sense, an adjutant is one who helps a commanding officer with administrative affairs. The Online Etymology Dictionary defines an adjutant as a “military officer who assists superior officers.” It also defines it as, “one who helps, a helper, to give help, give strength, support.” According to Easton Bible Dictionary: An armorbearer was an officer selected by generals and kings because of his bravery, not only to bear their armor but also to stand by them in the time of danger. They were the adjutants of our modern armies.
In the religious realm, an adjutant is one who helps, assists, and gives strength and support to pastoral leadership. It is one who is able to consistently, willingly, be in place to be an aid to leadership. This applies to all those serving in any ministerial capacity, from the parking attendant to the associate minister.