The ejected ministers were forbidden to preach or administer the sacraments.
The elders are the first or oldest teachers of congregations, for which there is no regular bishop. They have charge of the meetings of such congregations, and participate in excommunication proceedings, besides which they preach, exhort, baptize, and may, when needed, take the offices of the deacons.
If I were to preach at all in this strain, I should say rather, Set about being good.
A year or two later he went into Spain to preach to the Moors, but had again to return without accomplishing his object (1215 probably).
Despite strenuous opposition by the monastic orders, he obtained in 1528 a licence from the authorities to preach anywhere within the canton of Bern.