ABOUT BIBLICAL ELDERSHIP RESOURCES


Our vision is to promote biblical eldership for the glory of God by providing teaching, resources, training, and mentoring for current and future church leaders who will implement, practice, teach, and train others in biblical eldership as the model for church leadership. In other words, we are equipping one generation of elders to equip the next generation of elders who will, in turn, equip the following generation.

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WHAT IS BIBLICAL ELDERSHIP?


Despite what all the New Testament communicates, the doctrine of biblical eldership has been sorely misunderstood. Even churches that claim to be governed by a plurality of elders have redefined eldership so that its original purpose and noble standing have, in practice, been eclipsed by the ordained pastor and his staff. To clarify biblical eldership in light of contemporary church practices, we present the following five, distinguishing features of a New Testament, Christian eldership: pastoral leadership, shared leadership, male leadership, qualified leadership, and servant leadership.

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THE SCHOOL OF THE SHEPHERDS


The School of the Shepherds (SOTS) online curriculum supplements local church elder and leader development, by providing the cognitive aspect of preparing to shepherd God's people. This will help train not only future elders but also leaders in various other roles in the local church; the principles apply broadly. Also, existing leaders can use this curriculum to fill in the gaps lacking in their own preparation.

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HOW TO USE OUR WEBSITE

Our website is a wealth of resources including articles, videos, courses, books and more. Learn about the website:


WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

"Last night, the elders met with a brother whom we asked to join the oversight. He's been praying about it for a while. Then, in our meeting, he stated that the video study we've been doing challenged him to "finish well" and make this life count for eternity. He's joining us."

— Brian C.