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 (@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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