The Authority of Elders

  Timothy Witmer’s book, The Shepherd Leader, is a helpful resource for elder training – for initial training and ongoing training.  One section I found helpful is where Witmer explains what the Bible means when it describes elders as having a position of authority in Christ’s church.  Here are Witmer’s five observations on the authority …

Elders: Shepherding, Leading

"Leading is probably what comes to mind when most elders think about their responsibilities.  Characteristic of this leadership is that it is motivated by the well-being of the flock, not for the leaders' gain.  Peter describes this leadership as 'not lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the …

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