Joe Christopher thoroughly studied the eldership as he strove to improve himself personally as an elder at the East Hill congregation, in Pulaski, Tennessee. He developed this material for a seminar he presented to another congregation. Now any man who wants to become an elder or any congregation who is preparing to appoint new elders can benefit from his study.
Thirteen chapters fall into these section headings:
Growing Spiritually toward Leadership
Serving as an Elder
Leadership Characteristics Needed by Elders
God Wants Shepherds
How to be Effective Leaders
Extra material on the elder's wife is included. Discussion questions make this ideal for a class study.
Ancient training for modern shepherds
An analysis of every book in the Bible
Giving Every Christian Training in Service
Growing the Church God Loves