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Elders and Leaders: God's Plan For Leading the Church

Gene Getz
Elders and Leaders: Gods Plan For Leading the Church
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Elders and Leaders: God's Plan For Leading the Church

Gene Getz

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Discovering God's wonderful plan for leadership in the church. Strong leadership in the church is exactly what God had in mind. However, very few people, Getz believes, understand the biblical pattern for church leadership. He has written Elders and Leaders to unravel the mystery and alleviate the confusion surrounding this critical topic. In the first part of the book, Getz lays the historical and biblical groundwork for the position of elder. In the second part, he shares how he has applied or has seen these principles applied over the years.^HIGHLIGHTS- Tackles a sensitive topic with thorough scholarship and practical wisdom.- Will appeal to a broad audience of people sensing the need for direction for their church.- A perfect resource for the emerging generation of church leaders as they confront the complex challenges of a postmodern culture.

- Publisher Gene Getz was used to having all the answers. So when his seminary students started asking questions he wasn't prepared to answer, he abandoned the syllabus, and led his students on a soul-searching journey through the Scriptures. Now after thirty years of hands-on experience and continued biblical research, the former professor turned church planter delivers what he's convinced is God's plan for church leadership in Elders and Leaders: God's Plan for Leading the Church. No church leader or leader in training should be without this valuable resource! Book jacket.

- Publisher

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About "Elders and Leaders: God's Plan For Leading the Church"

Discovering God's wonderful plan for leadership in the church. Strong leadership in the church is exactly what God had in mind. However, very few people, Getz believes, understand the biblical pattern for church leadership. He has written Elders and Leaders to unravel the mystery and alleviate the confusion surrounding this critical topic. In the first part of the book, Getz lays the historical and biblical groundwork for the position of elder. In the second part, he shares how he has applied or has seen these principles applied over the years.^HIGHLIGHTS- Tackles a sensitive topic with thorough scholarship and practical wisdom.- Will appeal to a broad audience of people sensing the need for direction for their church.- A perfect resource for the emerging generation of church leaders as they confront the complex challenges of a postmodern culture.
- Publisher

Gene Getz was used to having all the answers. So when his seminary students started asking questions he wasn't prepared to answer, he abandoned the syllabus, and led his students on a soul-searching journey through the Scriptures. Now after thirty years of hands-on experience and continued biblical research, the former professor turned church planter delivers what he's convinced is God's plan for church leadership in Elders and Leaders: God's Plan for Leading the Church. No church leader or leader in training should be without this valuable resource! Book jacket.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Gene Getz

Dr. Gene Getz, a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, has been involved in a variety of experiences, including Christian education, music ministries, and college and seminary teaching. He has authored more than fifty books and has directly or indirectly helped launch seventeen churches in the Dallas metroplex. Currently, Gene serves as senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church North in Plano, Texas; director of the Center for Church Renewal; host of Renewal Radio; and adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Table Of Contents

  • introduction: "who Leads The Church?"


    part I: Foundations

    1. Flying In Formation: A Community Project

    2. Our Frame Of Reference

    3. Discovering Supracultural Principles


    part 2: The Biblical Story

    4. The Ekklesia Of God (a.d. 33)

    5. The Elders In Jerusalem (a.d. 45)

    6. A Prayer And Healing Ministry (a.d. 45-47)

    7. The First Church-planting Mission (a.d. 47)

    8. The Law-grace Controversy (a.d. 49)

    9. Character-based Judgments (a.d. 49-50)

    10. Respect And Esteem (a.d. 51)

    11. The Ephesian Elders (a.d. 58)

    12. Leadership Qualifications (a.d. 63)

    13. Assistants To Elders/ Overseers: Deacons (a.d. 63)

    14. A Woman's Role In Ministry (a.d.63)

    15. The Household Model (a.d. 63)

    16. Financial Support (a.d. 63)

    17. Protection And Discipline (a.d. 63)

    18. Shepherding God's Flock (a.d. 63)

    19. A Doctrine Of Character (a.d. 65)

    20. Marriage And Family Requirements (a.d. 63, 65)

    21. Serving With Joy (a.d. 66-70)


    part 3: Scriptural Observations

    22. Titles And An Overarching Function

    23. Specific Leadership Functions

    24. Selecting And Appointing Elders

    25. Plurality In Leadership

    26. The Need For A Primary Leader

    27. Accountability, Delegation, And Forms


    part 4: Supracultural Principles And Practical Applications

    28. Principles For Leadership Appointments (part 1)

    29. Principles For Leadership Appointments (part 2)

    30. Principles For Leadership Functions (part 1)

    31. Principles For Leadership Functions (part 2)

    32. Principles For Leadership Functions (part 3)

    33. Age Requirements

    34. Leadership Selection

    35. Board Size And Length Of Service

    36. More Form Questions

    37. A Succession Plan

Excerpt

Excerpt from: Elders and Leaders: God's Plan For Leading the Church

In defining the "church," we tend to focus on the literal definition of the word ekklesia, which actually means an "assembly" or "congregation" of people. However, this definition is too narrow when we observe the way believers functioned in the New Testament world. Biblical writers used the word to describe Christians whether they were gathered for worship and practicing certain rituals or scattered throughout a particular community-in their homes, at work, shopping, visiting relatives, or recreating at the local spa. Furthermore, each believing family in a given community, ideally speaking, was to be the "church in miniature" and the father the primary spiritual leader (1 Timothy 3:4-5). In order to understand the scriptural meaning of the local church, we must think in terms of people in relationship-not structures, not meeting places, not buildings. New Testament writers used three basic concepts almost exclusively to describe the church as God's people in community. They were called disciples, brothers, and saints.

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  • Catalogue Code 193887
  • Product Code 080241057X
  • EAN 9780802410573
  • Pages 368
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category Church Leadership
  • Publisher Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date Aug 2003
  • Sales Rank #23538
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.508kg

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