Elders and Leaders God's Plan for Leading the Church - A Biblical, Historical and Cultural Perspective

ISBN-10: 080241057X

ISBN-13: 9780802410573

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gene A. Getz, Bob Buford, Brad Smith

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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.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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 launched seventeen churches in the Dallas metroplex. Currently, Gene serves as a 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.

Introduction: "Who Leads the Church?"
Flying in Formation: A Community Project
Our Frame of Reference
Discovering Supracultural Principles
The Biblical Story
The Ekklesia of God (A.D. 33)
The Elders in Jerusalem (A.D. 45)
A Prayer and Healing Ministry (A.D. 45-47)
The First Church-Planting Mission (A.D. 47)
The Law-Grace Controversy (A.D. 49)
Character-Based Judgments (A.D. 49-50)
Respect and Esteem (A.D. 51)
The Ephesian Elders (A.D. 58)
Leadership Qualifications (A.D. 63)
Assistants to Elders/Overseers: Deacons (A.D. 63)
A Woman's Role in Ministry (A.D. 63)
The Household Model (A.D. 63)
Financial Support (A.D. 63)
Protection and Discipline (A.D. 63)
Shepherding God's Flock (A.D. 63)
A Doctrine of Character (A.D. 65)
Marriage and Family Requirements (A.D. 63, 65)
Serving with Joy (A.D. 66-70)
Scriptural Observations
Titles and an Overarching Function
Specific Leadership Functions
Selecting and Appointing Elders
Plurality in Leadership
The Need for a Primary Leader
Accountability, Delegation, and Forms
Supracultural Principles and Practical Applications
Principles for Leadership Appointments
Principles for Leadership Appointments (Part 2)
Principles for Leadership Functions
Principles for Leadership Functions (Part 2)
Principles for Leadership Functions (Part 3)
Age Requirements
Leadership Selection
Board Size and Length of Service
More Form Questions
A Succession Plan
Use of the Word "Church" (Ekklesia) in the Book of Acts and the Epistles
A Biblical Perspective on Healing
Determining a Candidate's "Maturity Quotient"
Apostles, Prophets, and Teachers
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