Eric Bancroft

When Is It Time to Leave?

By Eric Bancroft | 10.16.2019

How does a pastor know when it’s time to leave one church for another? Eric Bancroft says three things must be present.

Elder Rule or Congregation Rule

How Does the Authority of the Congregation Work Together with the Authority of Elders?

By Eric Bancroft | 05.01.2019

Elders are to oversee the flock, but that doesn’t override the congregation’s responsibility in affirming truth.

Why Are Some Pastors So Dogmatic About Secondary Issues?

Why Are Some Pastors So Dogmatic About Secondary Issues?

By Eric Bancroft | 02.08.2019

Eric Bancroft, a pastor in Miami, talks about the importance of the fruit of the Spirit amid our disagreement with others.

Elders: Raising Them Up & Keeping Them Together with Jeramie Rinne and Eric Bancroft

By E. Bancroft, J. Rinne | 04.05.2015

Where do elders come from? Is there a way to raise them up without trying to “reverse engineer” a man-made process? And once a church has elders, how can they stay unified? What does “unity” among elders even look like? Must they agree on every single thing?

Pastors’ Forum: Evangelism and Discipleship in the Local Church

By A. Duty, D. Furman, E. Bancroft, J. Rinne, J. Smuts, J. Worsley, M. Hoskinson, N. Knight | 09.03.2014

How can a pastor encouarge evangelism and discipleship in the life of the local church?

Family Size: Lessons for Large and Small Elder Boards

By Eric Bancroft | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2 | 01.03.2013

Like families, elder board dynamics vary with size. Here is some counsel for larger and smaller elder boards from a pastor who has served on both.