Episode 105: On Transitioning to Elders – Part 2

podcast episode 105 - transitioning to elders part two

In Part 1 of this conversation, Jonathan and Mark chatted about transitioning a church toward a plurality of elders. In this conversation, they talk about how a church, once convinced of this practice, should actually choose the men who ought to serve in this role.

Should a pastor just recommend the best preachers? His closest confidants? What should he look for?


Book: The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel, by Mark Dever and Paul Alexander
Book: Elders in the Life of the Church, by Phil Newton and Matt Schmucker
Book: Church Elders: How to Shepherd God’s People Like Jesus, by Jeramie Rinne
Article: Disagreements and Differences Among Elders, by Matt Schmucker

Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan Leeman is the Editorial Director of 9Marks, and an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church in Cheverly, Maryland. You can find him on Twitter at @JonathanLeeman.

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.