Episode 104: On Transitioning to Elders – Part 1


You’re a pastor who’s eagerly started at a new church. Everything is going well, but there are some things you want to change—first and foremost, you want to teach the church about biblical leadership.

Many pastors find themselves in this position, but they have no idea where to start. They struggle to be patient, and are tempted to despair.

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about transitioning to elders—the first part of a two-part conversation.

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Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again — Andrew Davis
Elders in the Life of the Church: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership – Phil Newton and Matt Schmucker

Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan (@JonathanLeeman) edits the 9Marks series of books as well as the 9Marks Journal. He is also the author of several books on the church. Since his call to ministry, Jonathan has earned a master of divinity from Southern Seminary and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiology from the University of Wales. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Cheverly, Maryland, where he is an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church.

Mark Dever

​Mark Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C., and the President of 9Marks. You can find him on Twitter at @MarkDever.

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