One way or another, leaders emerge in the
life of every church. Most pastors want to be intentional about
developing and shaping those leaders themselves, but they rarely have
the time and resources to do it. So leaders spring up, often without
deep roots in the gospel, and they struggle to guide the church.
biblical task of leading a church requires more than good management
principles or sound theology. If the gospel truly is the power of God
for salvation (Romans 1:16) and is constantly bearing fruit and growing
within us (Colossians 1:6), then each elder must be strong in the
gospel. That s the vision and the goal behind Gospel Eldership.
combines theological training with spiritual formation in order to
shape future (and current) leaders at the heart level. It walks future
leaders through the biblical concept of servant leadership and the
primacy of character before looking at the specific duties of elders. Gospel Eldership
helps develop men who know their own heart idolatry and how the good
news of the gospel applies to it and who have a sense of gospel fluency
so that they can swiftly, effectively, and clearly apply the gospel to
others. Gospel Eldership is designed to intentionally raise up the type of men who can and should lead God's church.
treats the role of elder carefully and biblically and is written from a
theologically complementarian viewpoint. With practical exercises to
help put concepts to work in real-life situations, Gospel Eldership
can be used in one-on-one discipleship or in a small group setting and
is appropriate for use in any church from the smallest church plant to
the largest church-planting church.