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Overview For elders to be actively functioning, competent, and spiritually alive, they must be trained. The Biblical Eldership Study Guide features 12 comprehensive training sessions to equip elders for effective service as shepherds. Addressing the character, skills, and responsibilities of elders, it can be used by prospective, new, or existing elders. Meaty and thorough, it will make a profound difference in the life of your church. For group or one-on-one use.
Publishers Description For the prospective new elder, this Study Guide provides twelve comprehensive lessons regarding biblical eldership principles. It is designed to be used by the prospective new elder under the direction of a mentoring elder, or could also be used in group study. This book is based on Biblical Eldership.
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Studio: Lewis & Roth Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.9" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1997
Publisher LEWIS & ROTH #1217
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 0936083131 ISBN13 9780936083131
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More About Alexander Strauch
Strauch has been a teacher and an elder at Littleton Bible Chapel for the past 25 years.
Alexander Strauch currently resides in Littleton, in the state of Colorado. Alexander Strauch was born in 1944.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Study Guide to Biblical Eldership: Twelve Lessons for Mentoring Men for Eldership?
An opinion. Aug 16, 2006
Most of the teaching in this book was helpful in pulling out the scriptures which related to a particular subject heading. However, the author's interpretation of the scriptures and understanding of the culture during the times the scriptures were written was, in many places, poor. The chapter about leadership being male was interesting. He really had to go round the houses to justify what he believed. This book is one man's interpretation and opinion, and should be read as such.
Sound Biblical exploration of Eldership Aug 10, 2006
Strauch builds a strong case for the importance of eldership--not just any eldership but eldership as described in the New Testament. Biblical elders, Strauch argues, are not board members or advisors to the pastor, but are themselves called to pastor, lead, protect, and care for the church. They are not subordinate to the pastor, but part of a collaborative team of equals each with needed gifts. Elders must be qualified men, but the qualification isn't seminary: the biblical qualification lies in being mature men of character who are motivated to serve. Strauch presents his points clearly and with strong Biblical support, also adding historical and cultural data to back up his interpretation. Strauch's presentation is a bit redundant, in part because he makes the points above in the first section, supporting them with Scripture, and he later goes sequentially through each of the same Scriptures in more detail to show how and why he has interpreted each verse in the New Testament that mentions eldership. The redundancy is not all bad, especially since this model of eldership--while Biblical--does not appear to be practiced in most churches: the repetition and detailed analysis may indeed be useful to those for whom these concepts are new. While Strauch adequately ties his reflections into life--there are clear practical implications--for the reader who isn't already in a church that practices these principles, a bit more practical, real-life example--how we've seen these principle work in practice, how to get there from here type reflection might be useful. Nonetheless, Strauch's Biblical Eldership is a must-read for anyone seriously interested in exploring what the New Testament says about how the church should be lead.
Biblical Eldership Jul 30, 2006
This is the best book concerning the understanding (biblically) and the role of elders in the church I have ever seen. The author exigetically, as well as topically, takes the reader through a very comprehensive tour of what the Bible has to say about eldership in the local church. I cannot imagine how anyone could do a more thorough or biblical study on the subject of eldership.
Must read for all (future) churchleaders Dec 30, 2005
This is a must read for every serious christian. Strauch show from biblical examples what an elder is supposed te be and do: not a CEO, but a shepherd, garding, feeding and caring for His flock.
Biblical elderships Jul 15, 2004
This book tells how to divide a church against itself through the use of grandruerious leaders. An excellent read for megalomanical pastors. A must read for all Christians.