A proven process to proactively call and train church elders
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. 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 to intentionally develop elders.
"A skillfully designed resource for pastors and church leaders who are serious about developing the next generation of church leaders for their congregations. With its focus on vision, training, discipling, and selection, this thoughtful handbook provides invaluable guidance for the formation of faithful leaders."-- David S. Dockery, president, Trinity International University / Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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.