Elders in the Life of the Church Paperback

Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership

by Matt Schmucker; Phil A. Newton;

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Elders in the Life of the Church

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Paul and Barnabas made a decisive move toward the end of the first missionary journey: they appointed elders in the churches they had established, entrusting them with responsibility to shepherd the young congregations. The need for faithful shepherding has not changed since that time, yet the leadership structure of most churches no longer follows this model. The authors argue that a return to the New Testament pattern of elder plurality best serves the shepherding needs in a local church.The authors suggest a workable process for improving a local church's leadership structure and making the transition to elder plurality. Along the way, the stories of the authors and other church leaders provide a narrative of how faithful elder leadership has strengthened their ministries. The book also addresses a plan for leadership development in difficult international mission settings. Church leaders will find this a useful resource for building a healthy leadership structure.This book is an extensive revision of the previously-published Elders in Congregational Life, including updates throughout, additional illustrations, and a new chapter addressing how missionaries may effectively apply the New Testament's teaching on elder plurality. 9Marks is a well-known ministry organization dedicated to equipping church leaders with a biblical vision and practical resources.

Elders in the Life of the Church by Matt Schmucker; Phil A. Newton was published by Kregel Publications,U.S. in September 2014 and is our 57359th best seller. The ISBN for Elders in the Life of the Church is 9780825442728.

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Details for Elders in the Life of the Church

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherKregel Publications,U.S. (September 2014)
Number of Pages256
Thickness14 mm
Height140 mm
Width202 mm
Product Code4282918
Page last updated 6th August 2018
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