Basic Expectations for Lay Elders
Okay, you’re an elder. So now what are you supposed to do?
Job + family + ministry = a serious time crunch for the lay elder. How can he navigate it?
Training Lay Elders
How can you raise up elders for your church? Train men in content, character, and competence.
While there’s no magic formula for raising up leaders, there are some ways to identify and train men to be elders. Here are four to get you started.
Equipping Lay Elders
To set your new elder up for success, get him a brother, some books, and a budget—then put him on a billboard.
What Demas, Judas, the Pharisees, and King Saul teach us about how (not!) to serve as elders.
Giving away authority is one of the best ways a senior pastor can equip his lay elders and create a gospel culture in his church. Here’s a profile of a pastor who does it well.
This book is a call for a renewed, robust, public confidence in the power of Christian orthodoxy. All faithful pastors should resonate with this plea.
Book Review: Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles, by Graeme GoldsworthyReview by Stephen J. Wellum | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012
In this book Goldsworthy has once again done a service for the church, despite the caveats I raise.
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