However, people are responsible for shepherding God's flock. Therefore, leaders need to be what they are called to be. This book examines the multiple avenues of church polity and why a certain form of church leadership rises to the top.
This is not just a book on the why of leadership, but this is an educational text that also teaches the different forms of "how" a church is led. I found this to be highly informational snd transformational because unless you spend time in other churches or directly know someone in their respected form of leadership, you may never know the different "how" approaches.
Once these avenues are discussed and brought to the table, the focus then shifts on the actual shepherd and his duties to his flock. This is where we find out who leaders truly are and what a leader does.
Biblical eldership is the format that seems to serve best in ministry. This format brings forth accountability, encouragement, direction, spiritual nourishment, and is spreads the responsibility around so that one person is not doing ALL the work of the church.
This textbook is provided by multiple contributors who are or have served the local church and understand the necessity of biblical servant-leadership.
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