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(Top Christian Books on Church Elders)
1) Church Elders: How to Shepherd God’s People Like Jesus
In this conversational book, pastor Jeramie Rinne sets forth an easy-to-understand “job description” for elders drawn from the Bible’s teaching on church leadership.
Offering practical guidance for new elders and helping church members better understand and support their spiritual leaders, this succinct volume will encourage elders to embrace their calling with grace, wisdom, and clarity of vision.
2) Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons (9Marks)
Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons (9Marks)
Thabiti Anyabwile writes from his expertise as a pastor and elder, showing how to identify and reproduce legitimate leaders and willing servants throughout the ranks of the local church.
Balancing thoughtful analysis of pertinent passages with thorough application for practical use in a contemporary context, Anyabwile answers the questions, “Who should we look for to lead and serve in the church?” and “What should they do to fulfill their calling?”
3) Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership
With over 200,000 copies sold, this comprehensive look at the role and function of elders brings all the advantages of shared leadership into focus.
Beginning with the four broad categories of eldership (leading, feeding, caring, and protecting), Biblical Eldership explores the essential work of elders, their qualifications (including why qualifications are necessary), their relationships with each other, and each of the biblical passages related to eldership. Written for those seeking a clear understanding of the mandate for biblical eldership, this full-length, expository book defines it accurately, practically, and according to Scripture.
4) The Shepherd Leader: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your ChurchPrice Disclaimer
Leaders in the church are called to be shepherds, not a board of directors. This requires involvement in a personal shepherding ministry among the people.
The Shepherd Leader unpacks the four primary ministries of shepherds — knowing, feeding, leading, and protecting — on macro (churchwide) and micro (personal) levels, providing seven elements to be incorporated into an effective shepherding plan.
5) The Elder and His Work
This classic work, published at the end of the 19th century, is just as relevant today as it was when it first came out.
David Dickson has written a manual for those gifted as elders–shepherds of God’s flock. Coming from a Presbyterian church, Dickson focuses on those whom now we would refer to as lay-pastors or possibly even small group leaders. Dickson shows the reader how best to care for the variety of people that will be under his care–those who are sick, families, those on their deathbeds, young men and women, etc.
6) The Elders Handbook: A Practical Guide for Church LeadersPrice Disclaimer
Lester DeKoster is the retired editor of The Banner, weekly news magazine of the Christian Reformed Church. He is the former Director of Libraries for Calvin College and Seminary. He currently writes and publishes books on Christian living from the Reformed Calvinist perspective.
7) Elders in the Life of the Church: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership
Elders in the Life of the Church: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership (9marks Life in the Church)Price Disclaimer
Newton and Schmucker convincingly demonstrate that a return to the New Testament pattern of elder plurality best serves the shepherding needs of the local church.
The authors suggest a workable process for improving a local church’s leadership structure and making the transition to elder plurality. Stories of church leaders provide a narrative of how faithful elder leadership has strengthened their ministries in a variety of settings. Every local church can benefit from this useful resource for building a healthy leadership structure.
8) An Essay on the Warrant, Nature, and Duties of the Office of the Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church
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