It is not enough merely to have an eldership; the eldership must be actively functioning, competent, and spiritually alive. Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch was written to address this need.
With over 200,000 copies in print, this comprehensive look at the role and function of elders brings all the advantages of shared leadership into focus. This book explores the essential work of elders, their qualifications, their relationships with each other, and each of the biblical passages related to eldership. This full-length, expository book defines biblical eldership accurately, practically, and according to Scripture. The book is written for those seeking a clear understanding of the mandate for biblical eldership.
Biblical Eldership has been translated into more than 30 languages. It is widely used as a tool for training, equipping and mentoring elders. It is especially effective when used in concert with related materials such as the Study Guide and Mentor’s Guide.