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14978-0-8254-4272-816.99Paperback6x9256pagesChristianMinistryLeadershipKregelMinistryRightsWorldAvailableAbestselleronelderleadershipextensivelyupdatedinpartnershipwith9MarksPaulandBarnabasmadeadecisivemovetowardtheendotherstmission-aryjourneytheyappointedeldersinthechurchestheyhadestablishedentrustingthemwithresponsibilitytoshepherdtheyoungcongregations.Teneedoraithulshepherdinghasnotchangedsincethattimeyettheleadershipstructureomostchurchesnolongerollowsthismodel.TeauthorsarguethatareturntotheNewestamentpatternoelderpluralitybestservestheshepherdingneedsinalocalchurch.Teauthorssuggestaworkableprocessorimprovingalocalchurchsleadershipstructureandmakingthetransitiontoelderplurality.Alongthewaythestoriesotheauthorsandotherchurchleadersprovideanarrativeohowaithulelderleadershiphasstrengthenedtheirministries.Tebookalsoaddressesaplanorleadershipdevel-opmentindicultinternationalmissionsettings.Churchleaderswillndthisauseulresourceorbuildingahealthylead-ershipstructure.Tisbookisanextensiverevisionothepreviously-publishedEldersinCongrega-tionalLifeincludingupdatesthroughoutadditionalillustrationsandanewchapteraddressinghowmissionariesmayefec-tivelyapplytheNewestamentsteachingonelderplurality.9Marksisawell-knownministryorganizationdedicatedtoequip-pingchurchleaderswithabiblicalvisionandpracticalresources.EldersintheLifeoftheChurchRediscoveringtheBiblicalModelforChurchLeadershipPhilANewtonandMattSchmuckerPhilA.NewtonPhDSoutheasternBaptistTeologicalSeminaryDMinFullerTeologicalSeminaryisseniorpastoratSouthWoodsBaptistChurchinMemphisandadjunctproessoratSoutheasternBaptistTeologicalSeminarysEquipCenter.MattSchmuckerwastheoundingexecu-tivedirectoro9Marks.HenoworganizesseveralconerencesincludingogetherortheGospelandCROSSwhileservingasanelderatCapitolHillBaptistChurchinWashingtonD.C.ContentspartiallistPartOneWhyElders2.SheepWithoutaShepherd4.NotActuallyaNewIdea6.UnityinruthPartwoFourKeyBiblicalexts8.FailureTenSuccess10.DisagreementsAmongtheBrothers12.FromSuspiciontorust14.WhatKindoModelPartTreeFromTeorytoPractice16.EvolutionNotRevolution18.emptedtoAvoidChange20.WhatYouWillFeelMINISTRY