A definitive and biblical answer to the current debate in many
churches over the use of biblical offices in autonomous
congregations. Many evangelical churches place high value on their
autonomy as local congregations with the freedom to govern
themselves. Ideally this means each member participates in
decisionmaking, but in reality pure congregationalism is unwieldy,
subject to conflicts on the one hand and inertia on the other.
Pastors often solve the problem by absorbing more and more
authority for themselves. Neither approach is biblical.
A biblically functioning church requires much more than skillful
organization and clever techniques. It calls for intentional
devotion to the New Testament model of the church, and church
leadership stands at the heart of the model. In this practical
book, experienced pastor Phil Newton explains the necessity of
elder plurality and how it functions in a congregational setting.
He then calls for churches to raise the standards of church
leadership. Newton demonstrates the history of elder plurality in
Baptist life, expounds three biblical texts to shed light on the
New Testament model for spiritual leaders, and provides answers to
commonly asked questions.
"A valuable contribution not only on the subject of eldership,
but concerning biblical leadership. The young pastor or anyone
grappling with leadership issues will benefit not only from the
teaching of the book, but also from the appendices filled with
carefully developed materials." --David L. Olford
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