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Called to Serve - Essays for Elders and Deacons - eBook


Take advantage of this excellent resource for training new and experienced elders and deacons. Sixteen chapters cover topics such as the qualifications of elders and deacons, their duties and tasks, the history of the Reformed churches, infant baptism, the Lord's Supper, worship, rules for meetings, church discipline, family visitation, and the ministry of mercy. A plan and study guide incorporate readings from Scripture and the confessions. Includes recommendations for building a basic elder's library.

Contributing authors: John A. Bouwers, Michael G. Brown, W. Robert Godfrey, Michael S. Horton, Daniel R. Hyde, Nelson Kloosterman, Randal S. Lankheet, Bradd L. Nymeyer, Ralph Pontier, Kim Riddlebarger, Derrick J. Vander Meulen, Cornelis P. Venema.

Michael G. Brown, editor

Author: Michael G. Brown
Type: E-Books
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John C.
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Best Single-Volume Text for Training Officers

I’ve used a number of resources to train church officers over the last 27 years. This one book has replaced virtually all of them. Now, along with G.I. Williamson’s Westminster Confession of Faith for Study Classes, I have everything I need to train both elders and deacons. The book runs you through the biblical warrant for officers, their qualifications and duties. It then discusses the role of both elder and deacon in detail, addressing areas of importance for each. Really, everything you need, save your confessional standards, can be found here.