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.
“Mr. Strauch has made a fine contribution to the subject of eldership. I am confident that it will be helpful to many.” — John MacArthur, Jr., Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA
“At last, a thorough biblical study on the basis of church government and especially the function and ministry of elders! New churches will find it a valuable guideline to effective functioning and older churches will find it a trustworthy corrective.” — Ray Stedman, former pastor and elder, Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, CA
“An excellent text for the study of eldership by young and older men interested in the work of an elder. Strauch is a man of gift and experience, and I am grateful for his work.” — S. Lewis Johnson, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary