Resources for Training Biblical Elders

“The lack of elder training is an extremely critical problem…. We erroneously believe that our serving elders and deacons understand spiritual oversight and care, but in fact our churches are filled with elders and deacons who confess that they are unprepared and untrained for their work.”

— Alexander Strauch in Biblical Eldership Study Guide

OUR MISSION

The training and equipping of church leaders, especially of a plurality of biblical elders, has always been at the heart of Lewis & Roth’s mission. For more than 30 years, we have endeavored to provide high-quality, biblical resources that address this critical need. In furtherance of this mission, we recommend these excellent websites for online training.

BIBLICALELDERSHIP.COM

Biblicaleldership.com is a sister ministry to Lewis & Roth Publishers. With more than 250 short videos aimed at training elders and other church leaders, this website is a fantastic resource for individual or group training. Choose individual videos that address a specific area of interest, or enroll in the School of the Shepherds. The video below is the first lesson in a 5-part series titled An Urgent Call to Shepherd, an exposition of Peter’s charge to the elders in 1 Peter 5.

BIBLICAL ELDER SERIES

Drawing on the wealth of experience in the lives of these former elders at Peninsula Bible Church (Palo Alto, CA) and the teaching of their mentor, Ray Stedman, biblicalelders.org provides practical and biblical training in the form of seven excellent videos.

  1.  AN INTRODUCTION TO THE IDENTITY OF ELDERS
  2.  SHEPHERDING GOD’S FLOCK
  3.  IDENTIFY & APPOINT ELDERS
  4.  UNANIMITY & LISTENING
  5.  EVALUATION & DISCIPLINE
  6.  A MODEL FOR CHANGE & THE FRUIT OF ELDERSHIP
  7.  CONCLUSION