It is not enough merely to have an eldership; the eldership must be actively functioning, competent, and spiritually alive.
With over 140,000 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.
See also by Alexander Strauch:
Biblical Eldership: Mentor’s Guide
Biblical Eldership: Study Guide
Biblical Eldership: Review Edition