The New Elder's Handbook (Paperback)

A Biblical Guide to Developing Faithful Leaders

By Greg R. Scharf, Arthur Kok

Baker Books, 9780801076343, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 20, 2018

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Description

Pastors and church leaders are in need of mature, godly elders to ensure church health, but the training of elders is often entirely missing or badly neglected. What if there were a process to proactively call and train elders?

The New Elder's Handbook is designed to equip elders with the knowledge, character, and skills the office calls for. It takes church leaders through the development of a vision for ministry, recruitment of elders to carry out that vision, and specific, biblical training, providing a way to be intentional about developing elders.


About the Author

Greg R. Scharf is professor emeritus of homiletics and pastoral theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is author of Prepared to Preach, Relational Preaching, and Let the Earth Hear His Voice. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and is a past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. Arthur Kok is director of training for The Orchard Network, where he trains lay ministry leaders and equips future pastors, church planters, and missionaries. He previously served in China and Singapore, where he focused on training next generation Christian leaders.