Phil A. Newton Mark Dever
Elders in Congregational Life: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership
June 14, 2020 Comments.. 485
Elders in Congregational Life: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership Phil A. Newton Mark Dever Self government and autonomy are long standing cherished traditions of most evangelical churches Ideally this means each member participates in decision making, but in reality pure congregationalism is unwieldy and unworkable Pastors try to solve the problem by assuming and of the authority themselves Neither approach is biblical A biblically functioning churSelf government and autonomy are long standing cherished traditions of most evangelical churches Ideally this means each member participates in decision making, but in reality pure congregationalism is unwieldy and unworkable Pastors try to solve the problem by assuming and of the authority themselves Neither approach is biblical A biblically functioning church requires intentional devotion to the New Testament model of church leadership In this practical book, experienced pastor Phil Newton examines this biblical model of leadership by explaining the necessity of elder plurality and how it functions in a congregational setting Newton demonstrates the history of elder plurality from personal experience 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.. Elders in Congregational Life Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership Self government and autonomy are long standing cherished traditions of most evangelical churches Ideally this means each member participates in decision making but in reality pure congregationalism i
  • Title: Elders in Congregational Life: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership
  • Author: Phil A. Newton Mark Dever
  • ISBN: 9780825433313
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Danny says:

      Some of my favorite quote so far from Elders in Congregational Life Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership by Phil A NewtonI know of no other book that gives such particular and practical consideration for transitioning to plural elders Mark Dever, Capitol Hill Baptist Church when the leadership group of a church is swamped in the mundane and temporal, they may fail to take to heart the deeper spiritual needs of the churche duties of elders might better be approached in a fourfol [...]

    2. Michael Boling says:

      What are elders and why are they a necessary element of the local body of believers within the framework of a local church Should elders be given the responsibility of leadership or is that the role of the senior pastor Why do some denominations utilize elders in their church government while others do not These are issues that often face churches as they discuss the topic of elders Phil Newton and Matt Schmucker, in their helpful book in the 9Marks series called Elders in the Life of the Church [...]

    3. Josh Skinner says:

      There has been quite a resurgence of Biblical polity in many churches that have, seemingly since the advent of the Second Great Awakening and Finney brand revivalism, often been plagued by an unbiblical model of church government I remain convinced from Scripture of the necessity of a plurality of qualified and called pastor elders to serve as under shepherds, leading God s local flock I do still have reservations as to the validity of congregationalism, but do see that the idea generally is not [...]

    4. Doug Hibbard says:

      Elders in the Life of the Church is a book that scares me with its subtitle of Rediscovering the Biblical Model of Church Leadership I know that, in the past two millennia, we have had times of drift from Biblical truth However, when someone claims in 2014 that we finally have something right that s been wrong for a long, long time, that sets me on edge Our predecessors were not always right see slavery, segregation, religious warfare , but to claim that you are Biblical where no one else is, th [...]

    5. Kevin Sorensen says:

      When I see a book, journal article, blog post or just about anything that s written by someone from 9Marks, I read it I ve been aware of 9Marks since before they were 9Marks I ve read Mark Dever s 9 Marks of a Healthy Church several times I ve taken our elders and deacons through it twice, along with Dever s equally helpful, The Deliberate Church So, when Kregel released a newer version of Elders in the Life of the Church, I wanted to read it I was not disappointed.Newton Schmucker both present [...]

    6. Brian Daniel says:

      Make no mistake this is a survey course on and in defense of church elders This reality makes it somewhat academic in nature with an intent to provide information and guidance in elder leadership Even so, I had not problem reading it and enjoyed the experience Not only was it helpful in ways authors Newton and Schmucker intended it to be, but it was also engaging in ways I didn t necessarily expect Perhaps what I appreciated most about Elders in Congregation Life was the historical and biblical [...]

    7. Rock Rockwell says:

      A good fast read to look at the biblically warranted church polity of plural elders in a congregational church A good balance of defining the need for elders, Scriptural clarity, and practical implementation is given The balance between a plurality of elders without compromising the equality and connection with every member in a local church body is clearly argued The Baptist distinctions are addressed to deal with changes the Baptist are encountering as the move from one Senior Pastor Elder wit [...]

    8. Matthew says:

      For me growing up as a Baptist, I saw elders and congregationalism as at cross purposes But the I read the NT and the I read books like Newton s Elders in Congregational Life, the I realize that they aren t and don t have to be at cross purposes Elders is just another name for pastors or overseers, with each term having a different nuance to the same office He gives me much to think over.

    9. Seth Channell says:

      I liked the book, but believe there are helpful books out there on this subject However, the book does have the best material, that I have found, on how to transition to elder leadership Even if you do not read the entire book it is worth your time to read the last three chapters Read the updated version September 1, 2015 The new chapters by Matt Schmucker made a good book ever better.

    10. Michael Vincent says:

      An excellent overall look at the biblical model of the plurality of elders for church leadership He not only shares the theology behind it, but shares stories of how transitions to place in several churches A good companion to Strauch s book on the subject.

    11. Jamie says:

      One of the best books on biblical eldership I ve read The last few chapters on the transition to biblical eldership in an American setting or missionary seting were especially helpful and worth the price of the book.

    12. Herb Hunter says:

      For anyone considering a change to a biblical form of church government, this book will be a must read I love Newton s practical and sage advice to those who would make a change too It s beneficial and packed with real wisdom.

    13. Hopson says:

      Helpful book outlining the reasons for and the practice of plural pastoral leadership in the local church Most helpful is Newton s section on moving from theory to practice.For Tim Challies 2016 Reading Challenge, I read this book as a book written by a first time author.

    14. Rick Dobrowolski says:

      A good treatment of the Biblical basis, implementation, and responsibilities of elders.

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