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Faithful and Fruitful - Essays for Elders and Deacons Kindle Edition

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Edited by William Boekestein and Steven Swets

Foreword by Michael Brown

Healthy churches have healthy elders and deacons. When a local congregation is blessed with faithful officers the results are bountiful (Acts 6:7). Faithful and Fruitful: Essays for Elders and Deacons provides current and future church leaders with an exciting opportunity of personal development. Like its companion (Called to Serve), this collection of essays offers biblical and practical essays written by seasoned churchmen drawing upon a wealth of leadership knowledge, experience, and wisdom. Engaging study questions for each essay can help readers make the most of the Bible’s instruction and encouragement for those tasked with the responsibility and privilege of leading Christ’s church.

Continuing education is often required of secular thought leaders; should anything less be expected in Christ’s church?

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Contents:

Abbreviations 

Foreword: Michael G. Brown

Preface

One
Training Church Officers
William Shishko

Two
Practicing the Mission of the Church: Apostolicity in Action 
Jeff DeBoer

Three
Positive Leadership: Leading Like Jesus (Not Rehoboam)
William Boekestein

Four
Continuing in Prayer
Daniel R. Hyde

Five
Elders and Deacons as Hospitality Leaders 
William Boekestein

Six
Ministering to the Sick and Dying
Richard Anjema

Seven
The Office Bearer and Household Management
Derrick Vander Meulen

Eight
Classical Christian Catechesis
R. Scott Clark

Nine
Managing the Offerings of God’s People 121
William Godfrey

Ten
Getting Acquainted with the Congregation’s Needs
William Godfrey

Eleven
Avoiding Burnout
Andrea Ferrari

Twelve
Tending the Shepherd (1): Honorable Provision 159
Peter H. Holtvlüwer

Thirteen
Tending the Shepherd (2): Sabbaths and Sabbaticals
Peter H. Holtvlüwer

Fourteen
How to Evaluate Your Pastor
Christopher J. Gordon

Fifteen
How to Be a Clerk
Mark H. Vander Pol

Sixteen
Navigating the Broader Assemblies: Serving at Classis and Synod
Ronald Scheuers

Seventeen
How to Serve on a Pastoral Search Committee
Bradd L. Nymeyer

Eighteen
What Every Elder Needs to Know about Congregational Singing 231
Jonathan Landry Cruse

Nineteen
Encouraging Lay Witnessing
R. Scott Clark

Twenty
Promoting the Work of Missions
Michael G. Brown

Appendix A: A Sample Pastoral Review

Appendix B: The Role of Guest Sponsors in Our Churches

Appendix C: Study Questions

Appendix D: About the Editors and Contributors

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Author: William Boekestein
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