Elders

Unbelief in an Elder’s Children — Exegesis

By Justin Taylor | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

May a man have children who are unbelievers and yet be appointed or continue as an elder?

Elder Vows Sample

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

When Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC installs a new elder, the following vows will be recited during the Sunday morning service between an elder, the elder(s) being confirmed, and the congregation. These vows will also be printed in the church bulletin in their entirety. [To the elder(s) being confirmed] 1. Do you reaffirm your […]

Unbelief in an Elder’s Children — Practice

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

Can you envision a scenario in which your child’s unbelief would disqualify you?

Caring for the Pastor: The Sabbatical

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

The role of pastor-preacher, if done faithfully, is one of the most taxing jobs in the world.

Is Congregationalism a Democracy?

By Paul Alexander | 02.26.2010

Is congregationalism a democracy? There are some striking resemblances, but the biblical answer is no.

Disagreements and Differences Among Elders

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

What do you do when you struggle to get along with a fellow elder?

Ninth Mark of a Healthy Church Member — Follows Leadership

By Thabiti Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

Church members are the people who generally make or break a local church.

Seminary Smarties — Now Showing At A Website Near You

By Bill Mounce | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

As we know, the one qualification that separates elders from other roles in the church is that they be “able to teach” (1 Tim. 3:2).

Lessons in Shepherding 3: The Gospels

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

To say that Jesus is the shepherd of his flock is to say that he’s a ruler.

Lessons in Shepherding 4: Acts, 1 Peter, and Revelation

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

Why must an elder pay close attention to himself? Isn’t that selfish? No. It’s responsible.

Lessons in Shepherding 1: God, Moses and David

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

The man who is a shepherd of God’s people must know that he is a guardian of God’s fame, a fact in which he should find tremendous confidence.

Hierarchy in the Church?

By Benjamin Merkle | 02.26.2010

Today there is much debate as to whether the office of elder is really the same as the office of overseer or bishop.

Elders, Deacons, and Church Leadership with Mark Dever

By A. Johnson, M. Dever, M. Schmucker | 01.15.2002

Have you ever considered the use of the title ‘elder’ or ‘deacon’ and how these titles might differ in their role in the church? Dr. Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, discusses the roles of each in this interview.