While it is certain that Scroggins’ book will get wide readership, I think the book fits best outside of local church leadership structures.
Thune has put together a series of essays, exercises, and questions for aspiring elders to consider before embracing the office of elder.
Those committed to proclaiming God’s Word will find Chapell’s volume accessible, resourceful, and useful.
I found this book so helpful that I’m asking all of our elders and pastoral interns to read it.
One of the most important things that I can do for staff is to help them understand the diversity in the body of Christ and how to work patiently with all sorts of people.
Rather than a healthy, robust congregationalism, this church practiced congregational micromanagement.
Our churches can give the gospel a black eye, or they can be used by the Holy Spirit with magnetic effect to draw people to Jesus.
A Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum:
What lessons have you learned the hard way in selecting elders?
How do I preach expositional sermons to uneducated hearers?
Changes in the leadership structure require devotion to the church and willingness to endure whatever unsettling times might follow.