This book isn’t a biblical defense for plural eldership. Rather, it’s a practical guide to assessing and improving the quality of your elder body.
Can we restore pastors after sexual sin?
The sting of pornography has struck many marriages. The way forward can feel confusing and demoralizing. But there’s hope.
Pastor, are you regularly indulging in pornography and rationalizing to yourself why it’s okay for you to do that? If that describes you, then you are in danger.
The question I want us to consider is this: how do we discern whether or not a pastor who sins with pornography is disqualified?
When a pastor has disqualified himself from his ministry, is he disqualified from ministry altogether? If so, for how long? Forever? Can he ever be restored? If so, how soon?
How should we respond we a public servant, an elder, or the preacher confesses to looking at pornography?
If I wanted to transition the church toward being elder-led, then I knew I faced a long, uphill struggle, if not outright war. So I did what my old pastor suggested. I had elders without having elders. Let me explain.
Simply put, this book isn’t meant to equip pastors for pastoral ministry to a depressed world. It’s a book for pastors who wrestle with depression themselves.
We need fewer men who feel “called” and more men who aspire to the office of elder.
In a healthy church, the relationship between elders and church members will be characterized by trust.
Consider these five categories of at-risk pastors.
If you currently pastor a congregation that has no qualified men other than yourself, then you should do two things: begin earnestly praying for such men and, second, perhaps reconsider if your standards are loftier than the Bible’s.
Book Review — Biblical Leadership: Theology for the Everyday Leader, edited by Benjamin Forrest and Chet RodenReview by Jeremy Kimble | 07.09.2018
Books on leadership abound. With so many resources on the topic, one wonders if there’s really anything new to say.
Classroom learning has severe limits in preparing one for the real world of work. Much of the skill in any vocation—ministry or otherwise—is only acquired on the job after years of experience.